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447 Passengers Evacuated From Stuck Red Line Trains

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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from two six-car trains on the MBTA's Red Line in Cambridge after being stuck on the underground track, some for about two hours.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said Tuesday afternoon that 447 passengers were escorted out of the trains to nearby Porter Square. He said no one requested medical attention.

He said the MBTA is investigating the breakdown. Red Line service resumed at around 1:30 p.m. after temporary busing in that section.

MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera said earlier the lead train broke down Tuesday morning in the outbound tunnel between Porter Square and Harvard stations.

Forty-year-old Michael Newman of Lexington told The Boston Globe he and fellow passengers laughed and talked together, "because we realized we were going to be stuck for a while."

This program aired on July 12, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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