Fire Shuts Down Service On Boston’s Orange Line

A fire on the Orange Line in Medford created chaos for commuters Friday afternoon, reports CBS Boston. Passengers yelled to the conductor to stop the train when they saw smoke coming up from the tracks at about 3:10 p.m.

“Everyone was like yelling and screaming, it was crazy,” said John McGinnis, who walked through a tunnel with other passengers evacuated from the train. “It was completely in a tunnel so we had to walk I don’t know a quarter mile along third rail train tracks. It was kind of scary because we were trapped.”

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