Orange Line Service Resumes After Fire In Medford

Orange Line Service Resumes After Fire In Medford


OFFICER DID HIT A PEDESTRIAN. TONIGHT THE MBTA IS ONCE AGAIN UNDER FIRE AFTER THE ORANGE LINE WAS ON FIRE. FLAMES ON THE TRACKS SHUTTING DOWN THE ORANGE LINE DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. PASSENGERS WERE EVACUATED AND THEN THEY HAD TO LINE UP THE SHUTTLE BUSES TO GET HOME. IT WAS A BIG MESS. INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE AND THE MAYOR IS DEMANDING ANSWERS. WE TALKED WITH PEOPLE WHO WERE STRANDED AND FRUSTRATED. Reporter: THIS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY AND ANOTHER ISSUE WITH MBTA. A FIRE SHUT DOWN THE ORANGE LINE FOR ALL OF RUSH-HOUR AND IT SPARKED OUTRAGE FROM THE MAYOR. EVERYONE WAS YELLING AND SCREAMING AND IT WAS CRAZY. Reporter: PANIC INSIDE A CAR AS PASSENGERS RAN FROM SMOKE AND YELLED TO THE CONDUCTOR TO STOP THE TRAIN. OUTSIDE THE FIRE BURNED ON THE TRACKS. SMOKE CAME UP TO THE CAR AND PASSENGERS STRUGGLE TO GET OUT. THERE WAS PANIC BECAUSE WE COULD NOT OPEN THE DOORS AND THEN WE DID AND PEOPLE STARTED RUSHING AND WE WERE TELLING PEOPLE TO CALM DOWN AND WE WOULD GET OUT. Reporter: FIRE SHUT DOWN THE ORANGE LINE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND SHUTTLE BUSES REPLACED THEM AS PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO WAIT. I’M GOING TO MISS MY TRAIN IN NEW YORK. I’VE NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. Reporter: THE MAYOR WAS FIRED UP AS WELL TWEETING FROM FIRES TO DERAILMENTS, BUT WE DO NOT NEED IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MBTA DISRUPTING COMMUTES. WE NEED IMPROVED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. PASSENGERS WALKED ALONG THE TRACKS UNTIL EMPLOYEES COULD CUT HOLES IN THE FENCE TO LET THEM OUT SO THEY COULD KEEP WALKING TO THE NEXT STOP. THEY WERE UNSURE OF WHEN THEY COULD GET BACK ON THE TRAIN. IT WAS SCARY. Reporter: THAT TRAIN IS HERE AT THE WELLINGTON YARD TO BE FIXED.

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  • 1:01 the girl in them jean looking sexy witch i was there when it happened and i take the orange line but now im near the red WTF MAN

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