Red Line train passengers bound for Braintree late Wednesday afternoon likely assumed they were in for a typical ride, filled with warnings over the intercom to stand clear of the closing doors and announcements of stops.
Instead, they got an expletive-riddled trip, as captured in a Twitter user’s video. A voice over the train’s intercom starts by singing part of Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” in the video and continues with more R-rated material from there.
Some riders took to Twitter at the time to bring the incident to the MBTA’s attention.
Not sure if it was the driver or someone else but it was wicked unsettling.
— Tim Cronin (@TimCroninMA) October 17, 2018
@MBTA red line to braintree (on train 1508) someone is saying a lot of inappropriate things over the intercom. There are kids in the train, for Christ’s sake.
— Herbert Bergancia (@HBergancia) October 17, 2018
The T did respond on Twitter and apologized for what happened.
Hi Tim. Thanks for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, some passengers made inappropriate announcements over the train's intercom. A Red Line official checked the train and have cleared the passengers. We apologize for this experience.
— MBTA (@MBTA) October 17, 2018
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said Thursday the incident was caused by a couple of youths around 5:45 p.m.
“Two juveniles gained access to an operator’s cab in the middle of the train and made inappropriate comments over the PA system,” he said in an email, adding that a Red Line official was sent to meet the train once it stopped. “Upon arrival at Quincy Adams Station, the juveniles ran from the train and exited the station.”