Needham commuter rail train strikes Keolis employee’s parked car

Commuter rail train struck car that was parked near the tracks at Needham Heights stop per fire officials. No injuries.

A Needham commuter rail train hit an employee’s car parked close to the tracks early Thursday, leading to delays on that line, officials said.

Leslie Aun, a Keolis spokeswoman, said the car belonged to a Keolis employee.

The Needham Fire Department said no injuries were reported in the incident at the Needham Heights stop.


Needham Train 600 was canceled.

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Needham Fire Chief Dennis Condon said the vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and was overturned after the collision.

The MBTA reported minor southbound delays because of a disabled train at Tufts Medical Center Station. A disabled train at the Warren Street stop on the Green Line’s B branch also led to minor delays on that line.

All other rail services were on schedule.

On the roads, it was a speed-limit ride on most highways in Greater Boston around 6:40 a.m., but slowdowns are being reported on I-93 southbound north of Boston and on the Southeast Expressway, according to

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