• 9/28/21 Red Line Derailment

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by CRail
 
Red line car 1745 is derailed at Broadway with serious damage. At the time of this posting, WCVB is reporting that there were no injuries on board.
“mbta.com” wrote: Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Park St due to a derailment at Broadway.
  by MBTA3247
 
Given the damage to the car, I'd say it derailed just outside the station and scraped the tunnel wall for several feet before hitting the platform.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
What do you guys think caused the derailment? This is the second red line derailment this year and this is unacceptable. The traffic on the roads will get worse because of this, but that’s for another thread.
  by STrRedWolf
 
The usual: too much deferred rail maintenance.
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  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
Are these cars spotted on the Joint Base Cape Cod / Otis inactive Military Rail line from the Red line derailment ? If so any idea why they are there for such as first responder training perhaps ?
https://railroad.net/mass-coastal-railr ... l#p1585318
  by typesix
 
Not from the derailment. As noted previously, 01745 was the derailed car, Otis cars are 01800 series.
  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
Thanks for the info. Any news on where these 01800 series MBTA cars came from and why they ended up on Otis ?
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  by caduceus
 
I swear when I looked before they were listed for derailment damage...maybe a different incident.
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