BOSTON (WHDH) — A portion of the Green Line will be replaced by shuttle buses Thursday morning after a train wreck the previous night, resulting in a slower morning commute for T-riders.
The buses will operate between Park Street and Lechmere stations as T service between Park Street and North Station remains suspended. MBTA officials have advised drivers to take the Orange Line whenever possible. The Blue Line will also be affected – these trains will bypass Government Center and passengers are advised to use Bowdoin or State Street stops instead.
The crash on the Green Line occurred around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening when two trains rolled sideways. MBTA officials said the trains exited various tunnels at the Government Center station. Both trains derailed and four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services. The cause of the accident is still unclear.
The MBTA tries to fix such problems in the future and recently announced a new project called the Green Line Protection System. MBTA is scheduled to begin work on the project next month. The goal is to change equipment to avoid collisions between trains and add red light protection and speed enforcement. This system is expected to be fully installed by 2023.
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