- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Boston transportation officials had to send a rescue train to evacuate about 50 commuters stuck on a MBTA Red Line car that became disabled on a frozen above-ground section.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train stalled out between the JFK and Braintree stations south of Boston on Monday afternoon after temperatures plummeted and the third rail froze.

MBTA officials were unable to get the train moving. After more than two hours they were able to inch a second rescue train to connect to the disabled train.

They were able to lead passengers from the disabled train onto the rescue train, which returned to Braintree Station. Passengers were able to connect to buses or commuter rail trains.

Officials were still working to clear the train Monday evening and that portion of the Red Line remained closed.


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