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Riders jump out windows after train fills with smoke

The incident caused serious delays on Orange Line, the MBTA reported

An Orange Line train at Back Bay Station filled with smoke, panicking riders WedneGetty Images

Passengers panickedwhen an Orange Linetrain carfilledfilled with smoke during the rush-hour commute Wednesday.

Riders pushed out windows to jump out of the train, which was parked at Back Bay Station, as the car and platform filled with smoke around 4:30 p.m., according to WCVB.

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday there were no reports of serious injures, but Boston Fire Department was on scene.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the train was taken out of service after its engine caught fire. Downtown service from Haymarket to Jackson Sqaure was stopped for about two hours due the disabled train.

Commuter rail service was also temporarily suspended, but allowed to resume at slow speeds.

Riders captured video from the scene, posting it to Twitteras they fled to safety.


 

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