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T Says Damage From June Derailment Will Be Fixed By October

Structures that house MBTA signal equipment were badly damaged when a Red Line train derailed near JFK/UMass Station on June 11, 2019. (Courtesy MBTA)
Structures that house MBTA signal equipment were badly damaged when a Red Line train derailed near JFK/UMass Station on June 11, 2019. (Courtesy MBTA)
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Transit officials say it will likely be October before all repairs are completed to signals that were damaged when a Red Line train derailed in Boston.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells The Boston Globe that the T is targeting October for having all the signals operating automatically. That’s later than original timelines that had the work being completed as early as Labor Day.

No one was injured on June 11 when the train left the tracks near the JFK/UMass station, but the derailment caused major damage to the automatic signals and switches along a stretch of the Red Line, forcing trains to run at reduced speeds.

The MBTA has added more trains during the busiest commuting times in an effort to ease delays for commuters.

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