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T traps 60,000, raises doubts

Maintenance error halts entire system

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By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / May 22, 2009

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The MBTA's first systemwide power outage in at least a generation stranded 60,000 passengers yesterday, some pressed against each other in crowded rush-hour trolleys, raising questions about how an isolated error could disable an entire public transit system and sparking more public scorn for an agency still recovering from a serious crash. (Full article: 909 words)

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