BOSTON - An MBTA commuter train derailed on Thursday afternoon near Lansdowne station, creating significant delays for the Framingham, Worcester Commuter Rail line. Passengers were advised to seek alternate transportation until the issue could be fixed by crews.

According to WCVB, the train experienced a “low-speed upright derailment." At the time of the derailment, the train car was empty. No injuries were reported on the scene.

Both the MBTA and Keolis crews are said to be investigating what caused train 518 from Worcester to make its way off the tracks. Workers were reportedly seen on the tracks with flashlights, assessing the problem.

Keolis has since shared that the derailment is “believed to be caused by human error in not setting a switch properly.”

Shuttle buses were rerouted to assist in the delays, that were estimated to be up to 50 minutes, with passengers taking to social media to share their irritation. 

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