Commuter rail passengers escape damaged prepare, scale fence

Some passengers on the MBTA Commuter Rail train resolved the issue themselves after the train broke down and there was no power. 35 p.m. – was stopped shortly after the Boston Train Station due to an electrical problem with the train. terminated shortly after the Boston Landing Station due to mechanical failure. Passengers on that train, the Worcester voyage, were assisted back by Worcester Line Train 528 back to the Boston Pier. An MBTA spokesman said the passengers then transferred to the Worcester Line Train 531 to continue service to Worcester. A train driver, Leo Ruiz, said some passengers on the Framingham Line train were forced to open the doors to get off the train. Ruiz also tweeted video showing the drivers climbing the fence with the help of some neighbors, who brought ladders over to help them do it. “Despite being urged by the train not to get off the train, some passengers decided to use the emergency door handles and exit the train,” the spokesman said in a statement. “MBTA and Keolis understand that passengers are frustrated when a train stops without power to turn on the air conditioning or announce, but the safest alternative in such a situation is to keep passengers on board.” , the MBTA said on its website that Worcester Line Train 531, which departed South Station at 7:35 p.m., was running 5 to 15 minutes behind schedule.

Some passengers on the MBTA Commuter Rail train resolved the issue themselves after the train broke down and there was no power to a stop.

An MBTA spokesman said around 6 p.m. Monday, the Framingham Line 595 – which departed South Station in Boston at 5:35 p.m. – was stopped shortly after Boston Landing Station due to an electrical problem with the train.

The MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account announced at 7 p.m. Monday that the Framingham Line 595 Train, which departed Boston South Station at 5:35 p.m., was terminated shortly after Boston Landing Station due to an engine problem hook.

Passengers on that train, departing for Worcester, were assisted by Worcester Line Train 528 back to Boston Landing. An MBTA spokesman said the passengers then transferred to Worcester Line 531 to continue to Worcester.

Several passengers tweeted on the MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account that they were feeling the heat and waiting for an update after the train was stopped for more than an hour without power.

One driver, Leo Ruiz, said some passengers on the Framingham Line train were forced to open the doors to get off the train. Ruiz also tweeted video showing riders climbing the fence with the help of some neighbors, who brought ladders over to help them do so.

An MBTA spokesperson said that due to the location where Train 595 had stopped, officials consider the safest option is for passengers to remain on board.

“Despite being urged not to get off the train by staff, some passengers decided to use the emergency door handles and exit the train,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “MBTA and Keolis understand that passengers are frustrated while the train stops without power to turn on the air conditioning or announce, but the safest alternative in such a situation is to keep the passenger on board. .”

The MBTA says on its website that Worcester Line 531 Train, which departs South Station at 7:35 p.m., is operating 5 to 15 minutes behind schedule.

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