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Red Line delays to continue due to train derailment damage

June 22, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say fewer trains will cause longer commutes on the Red Line until at least Labor Day due to damage from a train derailment.

The Boston Globe reports the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority told commuters Friday to continue to plan for a 20-minute longer trip, warning that delays might extend beyond early September.

Ten trains will run per hour on the Red Line during rush hour, instead of 13 to 14.

The MBTA plans to increase fares July 1 as planned, despite calls to wait until Red Line service returns to normal.

The third car of a Red Line train went off the tracks June 11 at an above-ground stop in Boston. There were minor injuries.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause. The MBTA head promised an independent review of recent derailments.

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