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Commuter rail train derails near Beverly

An inbound commuter rail train derailed near the Beverly station Wednesday, officials said.

Shortly after 4 p.m, a Boston-bound train had a “low-speed upright derailment” at Beverly Junction, the MBTA said. There were 10 passengers on board, and no injuries were reported.

Trains on the Newburyport/Rockport Line are experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes, according to the MBTA website. Shuttle buses already scheduled between Orient Heights and Beverly because of construction were extended to North Beverly for Rockport trains, the MBTA said.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Last Wednesday, two Green Line trolleys collided and derailed at the Government Center station, injuring four train operators. All four were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and were later released, while no passengers reported being injured, an MBTA spokesman said.


MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said last week there was no evidence of any issues with the trains, track, or signals during the crash, and that driver error is being looked at as a factor.

All four operators were placed on paid administrative leave, and an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The transit agency is under federal review for a series of safety incidents during the past year, including a Green Line train collision last summer and a man who was killed after he became trapped in a Red Line train door in April.

Globe correspondent Nick Stoico contributed to this report.

Madison Mercado can be reached at madison.mercado@globe.com.