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MBTA releases video for train crash, derailment and battery failure

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The MBTA has released new surveillance video footage showing three major safety incidents, and said it has put mitigation measures in place to prevent similar issues from occurring.

The footage shows a June 14 low-speed collision between two Green Line trains, a June 20 battery failure on a new Orange Line train and a Red Line derailment that occurred on Sept. 28, 2021, with more than 40 passengers aboard.

T spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said the operator of the striking Green Line train has been “reinstructed on the proper procedures for entering the platform where another train is already berthed.”

Ron Ester, the MBTA’s chief safety officer, said the nighttime collision resulted from a train operator who tried to “double berth” after pulling into Government Center station, “and made a low-speed contact with the train ahead,” which caused the trains to couple together.

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