Derailment gadget broken third observe on Purple Line

Early morning riders on part of the MBTA Red Route were diverted to shuttle buses Tuesday while crews worked to repair damage caused by derailed construction equipment during the night. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo confirmed construction equipment derailed on the Red Route near Quincy Center at around 1:20 a.m. He said the derailment damaged the third track. Construction equipment was unloaded at 3:45 a.m., and repairs to the third track were completed around 5 a.m., Pesaturo said. It was the first night of a series of scheduled overnight shutdowns at the Red Line’s Braintree Branch, where the MBTA was working on tether replacement and track readjustment. When completed, the project will allow the transit agency to remove speed restrictions along the Braintree branch. At 5:10 a.m., the MBTA tweeted that the shuttle bus would replace trains on the branch between Braintree and JFK/UMass “due to late completion of overnight maintenance work.” The message did not mention the derailed overnight. Pesaturo said that 25 shuttle buses provided service while power was restored and tests were running. Red Line service restored at 6:20 a.m. The overnight incident was the seventh derailment involving a service vehicle on the MBTA since July 1, 2021, Pesaturo confirmed. Three of the incidents involved a tool trolley during Blue Line work in May. Last week, federal transportation authorities ordered the MBTA to “conduct an immediate safety shutdown” starting this weekend, affecting all employees working with these vehicles. Disabled rail transit facilities in T’s rail yards and maintenance facilities. Hundreds of employees were affected, the MBTA said.

Early morning riders on part of the MBTA Red Route were diverted to shuttle buses Tuesday while crews worked to repair damage caused by derailed construction equipment during the night.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo confirmed construction equipment derailed on the Red Route near Quincy Center at around 1:20 a.m. He said the derailment damaged the third track.

Construction equipment was unloaded at 3:45 a.m., and repairs to the third track were completed around 5 a.m., Pesaturo said.

It was the first night of a series Scheduled overnight shutdown on the Red Line Braintree Branch, where the MBTA is working on tether replacement and track re-alignment. When completed, the project will allow the transit agency to remove speed restrictions along the Braintree branch.

At 5:10 am, MBTA tweeted that shuttle buses will replace trains on the branch between Braintree and JFK/UMass “due to late completion of overnight maintenance work.” The message does not mention an overnight derailment.

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Pesaturo said that 25 shuttle buses provided service while power was restored and tests were running. Red Line service has been restored at 6:20 am

The overnight incident was the seventh derailment involving a service vehicle on the MBTA since July 1, 2021, Pesaturo confirmed. Three of them incident involving a tool trolley during Blue Line’s work in May.

Last week, federal transportation authorities ordered the MBTA to “conduct an immediate safety shutdown” starting this weekend, affecting all employees working with these vehicles. disabled rail vehicles in T.’s railway yards and maintenance facilities.

The MBTA said hundreds of employees were affected.

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