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Woman rescued after getting trapped underneath Red Line train

“It’s unclear at this time why she was on the tracks."

A woman suffered minor injuries after nearly being struck by a Red Line train early Saturday afternoon at South Station, which temporarily halted service, MBTA officials said.

She became trapped underneath the train around 12:15 p.m., but after the power was shut down, a rescue team was able to crawl underneath and free her, said Boston fire spokesman Brian Alkins. The woman, about 50 years old, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan

Shuttle buses briefly replaced the Red Line service from the JFK/UMass Station to the Park Street Station, the MBTA said in a tweet. Both inbound and outbound services were affected, but regular service resumed around 1:15 p.m., the MBTA said.

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