Post Content

Orange-line-heroes MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan and MassDOT Board Chair John Jenkins today during the MassDOT MBTA Board meeting honored two MBTA employees as lifesavers following an incident Friday night on the Orange Line at North Station.

Orange Line operator Charice Lewis, holding the plaque at right, and MBTA inspector Jacqueline Osorio, left, took action after a woman fell from the edge of the platform on to the rails below. 

Inspector Osorio along with frantic onlookers who included Cindy White on the platform called for Lewis to stop the train. 

Lewis immediately followed procedure and applied the emergency brake, coming to a stop just in time- with the train literally hovering over the person on the track below.   Lewis and Osorio received a well-deserved standing ovation at today's board meeting.  Dramatic evidence of the close call can be seen after the break.

MBTA Orange Line Fall

Written By:

Recent Posts

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21 posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

Customers of the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line will travel free of charge for a two-week period in May. Customers will be able to board at station stops from Readville to South Stations and not pay a fare between Monday, May 8, and Friday, May 21.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set posted on Apr 27

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has announced a schedule of 12 public meetings in locations across the state to present and discuss the draft MassDOT Five-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update.  Public input received at the meetings from May 15 to May 24 will be considered before the CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced posted on Apr 26

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced

MassDOT and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination for the South Station Expansion (SSX) project. FRA and MassDOT released the draft document for public review on April 26, 2017. A copy   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced