The MBTA’s Orange Line is delayed this morning, after an undercarriage airbag, part of the train’s suspension, exploded and forced a train out of service, the MBTA said.
The Orange Line train’s airbag malfunctioned, causing a “loud bang,” MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.
Passengers were asked to exit the train and board a train behind it. The disabled train was moved out of the station, Pesaturo said.
The train’s airbags “are similar to the shock absorbers you find on motor vehicles,” Pesaturo said.