Passengers escape burning Orange Line train on bridge above Mystic River


SOMERVILLE – A number of passengers escaped a burning MBTA Orange Line prepare on a bridge over the Mystic River Thursday morning.

Video from above the bridge simply after 7 a.m. confirmed flames and smoke popping out of the entrance automobile of the prepare because it was stopped on the bridge close to Meeting station in Somerville.

Flames and smoke poured out of the entrance automobile on the Orange Line prepare over the Mystic River, July 21, 2022.

John Gosselin

Passenger Jennifer Donovan instructed WBZ-TV she heard an explosion or loud bang after which smoke stuffed the prepare automobile. She stated individuals tried to pry the doorways open and punch the glass out of home windows to be able to get out.

Passengers evacuated the burning Orange Line prepare on a bridge above the Mystic River, July 21, 2022.

Jennifer Donovan

“Folks acquired very frightened, began screaming,” she stated. “It was a fairly wild scene.”

It is not recognized if anybody was damage. Photographs despatched to WBZ confirmed passengers evacuating the prepare, some by means of home windows onto the tracks. They then walked down the tracks to shuttle buses.

There have been additionally reviews {that a} passenger jumped off the bridge into the water beneath. Somerville Firefighters Native 76 posted to Fb that “Marine one has additionally been deployed for a reported jumper into the water.”

The prepare was later towed to Wellington Station.

“Shuttle buses changing service between Oak Grove and Group School as a consequence of a disabled prepare close to Meeting. Please count on delays as shuttles are dispatched,” the MBTA tweeted.

The T tweeted that the prepare has a “mechanical downside.”

No different info is obtainable at this level within the investigation. 

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