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Red Line service restored after train strikes construction materials

Twitter via @johnmcboston
Workers converged on a broken down Red Line train.

A piece of fencing blew onto Red Line tracks and struck a train near the Charles/MGH station Tuesday morning, prompting hours of delays as crews worked to restore service.

“A Red Line train was taken out of service after making contact with some construction-related materials that had drifted onto the right-of-way,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an e-mail around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. “No injuries.”

The debris, “[a] piece of mesh-style fencing,” had been blown into the path of a train by “wind gusts” Tuesday morning and was cleared from the tracks by 12:15 p.m., Pesaturo said. The train involved in the collision was moved to a Red Line maintenance facility in South Boston.

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Shuttle buses temporarily replaced subway service between Harvard and Broadway stations following the incident Tuesday morning. Northbound and southbound Red Line service was restored shortly after 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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A video posted on Twitter showed smoke billowing from a stopped train at Charles/MGH as passengers on the opposite platform looked on, around 10:47 a.m. Tuesday.

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.