Boston subway train derails; no injuries reported

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 10:10 PM

A car on a Boston subway train has derailed, but authorities say no injuries were reported.

Boston-area transit spokesman Joe Pesaturo says the fourth car of a six-car train left the tracks of the city's T system during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

It happened shortly after the train left the Alewife station in suburban Cambridge.

Pesaturo says 65 passengers were safely removed. He says investigators looking for the cause of the derailment are focusing on the rear wheels of the fourth car.

Service between the Alewife and Harvard stops was suspended. Buses are carting commuters until service is restored.

A train and trolley collided in May in Boston and injured dozens of people. Several people were injured when two trains collided in suburban Newton in 2008.