It has been a difficult few months for the MBTA as several incidents have caused passengers to question the safety of trains and stations.
Earlier this week, a Dorchester man claimed he narrowly avoided being struck by a one-foot step at Savin Hill station which fell to the ground inches from where he was standing. was holding.
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“It just fell in front of me,” Tim Shannon told NBC10 Boston. “It was a piece of concrete and metal about a foot and a half long, it looks like the bottom of a step.”
MBTA officials said in response that the safety of customers and employees is of “paramount importance” and noted that the agency has invested billions of dollars in infrastructure projects to repair and upgrade. system level.
However, this is only the latest in a recent string of MBTA incidents. On September 28, a Red Line car derailed at the JFK / UMass station. Later that same day, the Orange Line suffered half-hour delays after signals from Wellington Station were disrupted after being hit by lightning.
Two days before that, an escalator malfunction at Back Bay station left nine injured, and over the summer 25 people were injured when a Green Line car collided with the one that precedes it on Commonwealth Avenue.
These safety concerns are central to the concerns of many MBTA cyclists, some of whom have returned to regular daily commutes since the start of the pandemic. We want to know: do you feel safe on the T?
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