Piece of construction equipment derailed on Red Line

Shuttle buses are also replacing evening Red Line Braintree branch service from Monday to Thursday, Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8–11.

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An MBTA Red Line train. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

A piece of construction equipment derailed on the Red Line early Tuesday, according to the MBTA.

“At approximately 1:20 this morning, a piece of construction equipment derailed on the Red Line near Quincy Center,” said T spokesman Joe Pesaturo in a statement. “There were no injuries, but the derailment caused some damage to the third rail.”

At around 3:45 a.m., Pesaturo continued, “the equipment was re-railed and repairs to the third rail were completed around 5:00 a.m.” He said 25 shuttle buses provided alternative service while power was restored, and while test trains ran “through the area.” Red Line service was restored by 6:20 a.m., Pesaturo said. Construction vehicles had derailed three times in as many days in May, the Globe reported last month.


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