Commuter Rail passengers escape broken-down train, scale fence

Some passengers on an MBTA Commuter Rail train took matters into their own hands after that train broke down and was stopped with no power. 35 pm — was stopped shortly after the Boston Landing Station due to an electrical issue with the train. terminated shortly after the Boston Landing Station due to a mechanical issue. Passengers on that train, which was bound for Worcester, was assisted by Worcester Line Train 528 back to Boston Landing. The passengers then transferred to Worcester Line Train 531 for continued service to Worcester, according to the MBTA spokesperson. Some riders tweeted at the MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account that they were feeling the heat and waiting for an update after the train was stopped for more than an hour with no power. One rider, Leo Ruiz, said some of those passengers on the Framingham Line train forced open the doors to get out of the train. Ruiz also tweeted video showing those riders climbing a fence with the help of some neighbors, who brought ladders over to help them do so. to remain on board.”Although urged by the train crew to not exit the train, some passengers decided to use the emergency door handles and exit the train,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “The MBTA and Keolis understand that passengers were frustrated while the train was stopped without electricity to enable air-conditioning or announcements, but the safest alternative in such a situation is to keep passengers on board.”The MBTA said on its website that Worcester Line Train 531, which departed South Station at 7:35 pm, was operating 5 to 15 minutes behind schedule.

Some passengers on an MBTA Commuter Rail train took matters into their own hands after that train broke down and was stopped with no power.

An MBTA spokesperson said at about 6 pm Monday, Framingham Line Train 595 — which departed South Station in Boston at 5:35 pm — was stopped shortly after the Boston Landing Station due to an electrical issue with the train.

The MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account announced at 7 pm Monday that Framingham Line Train 595, which departed South Station in Boston at 5:35 pm, was terminated shortly after the Boston Landing Station due to a mechanical issue.

Passengers on that train, which was bound for Worcester, was assisted by Worcester Line Train 528 back to Boston Landing. The passengers then transferred to Worcester Line Train 531 for continued service to Worcester, according to the MBTA spokesperson.

Some riders tweeted at the MBTA Commuter Rail Twitter account that they were feeling the heat and waiting for an update after the train was stopped for more than an hour with no power.

One rider, Leo Ruiz, said some of those passengers on the Framingham Line train forced open the doors to get out of the train. Ruiz also tweeted video showing those riders climbing a fence with the help of some neighbors, who brought ladders over to help them do so.

The MBTA spokesperson said due to the location where Train 595 was stopped, officials deemed that the safest option was for passengers to remain on board.

“Although urged by the train crew to not exit the train, some passengers decided to use the emergency door handles and exit the train,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “The MBTA and Keolis understand that passengers were frustrated while the train was stopped without electricity to enable air-conditioning or announcements, but the safest alternative in such a situation is to keep passengers on board.”

The MBTA said on its website that Worcester Line Train 531, which departed South Station at 7:35 pm, was operating 5 to 15 minutes behind schedule.

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