– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
New Orange Line train derails.
While only to be expected to happen, this derailment of a new six car Orange Line train set happened sooner than even the consensus expectation of the hard-bitten and even harder drinking cynics in the Quincy Quincy newsroom.
Even so, a profitable win by taking the under is a win.
In any event, the derailment occurred in the MBTA’s Orange Line train yard in Medford.
The T announced it would be replacing a track switch as well as currently suspects that the switch may have been the cause of the derailment.
In other words, the T is throwing this switch under a train.
The T also announced that the damage to the new Orange Line train was “minor.” How much will minor cost, however, was not detailed.