Passengers stranded on powerless Red Line train for 20 minutes during morning delay

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Some passengers were stranded on a powerless Red Line car train near the Andrew station in South Boston for about 20 minutes Monday until MBTA crews were able to push the train to the station platform, according to the T.

The breakdown of that Red Line train led to a “severe” delay on the Red Line that lasted for about an hour during the Monday morning commute, according to T postings.

According to T spokesman Joseph Pesaturo, the 29-year-old train first lost power around 6:10 a.m. outside the Andrew station and the train limped into the station around 6:30 a.m.


That same train left Andrew station and made it through the Broadway, South Station and Downtown Crossing stops before it lost power again at the Park Street station around 6:45 a.m., Pesaturo wrote.

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Passengers on a train behind the disabled one exited. And around 7 a.m., the one functioning train pushed the broken down train to the train yard at Alewife station in Cambridge, Pesaturo wrote.

“An investigation into the cause is underway,’’ he wrote “The MBTA apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience this situation created.”

By 8:15 a.m., the T reported commuters were facing “minor” delays.

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