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Shuttle buses replace Green line C and D trains near Kenmore

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MBTA Green Line derailment. MBTA Green Line derailment.
BOSTON (WHDH) - MBTA officials are looking into what caused a Green Line D train to derail between the Fenway and Kenmore stops Monday afternoon.

According to officials 10 people were injured during the crash, but all of the injuries are considered minor.

Passengers on the train had to evacuate in a dark tunnel on their way to safety.

“We had to be eventually evacuated from the train and walk down the tunnel quite a ways into darkness and into one of those side doors,” Caleb Dovel said.

Officials are not sure what caused the crash at this time, but they said they are looking into all possibilities.

“We’re looking at everything from the actions of the operator to the signal system, the switches, the tracks and anything else that may have played a role in this accident,” Joe Pesaturo, an MBTA spokesperson, said.

Shuttle buses will replace D-Line trains between Kenmore and Fenway, and C-Line trains between Kenmore and Saint Mary's as officials continue to investigate.

“The front part of the vehicle did make contact with the tunnel wall so once we have the train rerailed and removed we will bring in structural experts to make sure that the integrity of the tunnel is intact,” MBTA Chief Operating Officer Sean McCarthey said.

Officials have said the shuttle buses will operate through the entirety of Monday night, but they are looking into the possibility of resuming regular service for Tuesday morning.

The driver of the trolley was one of the people injured, he was treated and released and will undergo alcohol and drug screenings as part of the MBTA’s standard protocols after a crash.
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