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Empty Green Line train derails, causing delays but no injuries

A Green Line train derailed at Boston University on Commonweath Avenue on Saturday.
A Green Line train derailed at Boston University on Commonweath Avenue on Saturday.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

An out-of-service Green Line train derailed Saturday morning, causing delays on the B branch as the train blocked tracks in both directions.

No one was hurt when the back of the two-car train derailed near Blandford Street while moving from a side track to the main line around 9:30 a.m., MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an e-mail.

Delays were expected as Route 57 buses replaced train service along Commonwealth Avenue while MBTA crews work to re-rail the train, the MBTA said.

A brick inspectors’ booth located between the tracks appeared to have been knocked from its foundation by the train. The tracks were not damaged, Pesaturo said.

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The cause of the derailment is under investigation, he said.


Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.