Orange Line delayed after train’s air bag explodes

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.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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