Smoke and order to evacuate on an outbound Orange Line train at Haymarket

A mechanical problem on an outbound Orange Line train ended with smoke in the front car and passengers ordered to evacuate at Haymarket shortly before 5:15 p.m. - bringing service towards Oak Grove to a halt and firefighters racing to the station as fast as they could during rush-hour traffic.

At 5:15 p.m., JahHills reported:

Orange line at Haymarket just came to a sudden stop, told to evacuate, smoke coming from first car, people screaming.

BFD found smoke, but no fire.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., T officials ordered passengers off a functioning train at State and used that to push the dead train into the Mystic River to the Wellington yard for repairs.

Separately, a medical emergency at Ruggles caused delays on commuter-rail trains out of South Station that head that way.

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this would..

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explain the flurry of BFD and T Police around 5:10pm flooding the streets.

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I thought the same thing....

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Orange line train smokes and dies, T commuters left stranded to cry.......

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Hang in there

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If everything goes as planned [pause for laughs] the new fleet is only five years away.

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