It has been a rough few months for the MBTA as many incidents have questioned the safety of both trains and stations.
Earlier this week, a Dorchester man claimed he partially avoided being hurt by a foot step at Savin Hill station that fell to the ground only inches from where he stands.
“It kind of just fell in front of me,” Tim Shannon said told NBC10 Boston. “It’s about a one and a half feet long of concrete and metal, it appears it’s the bottom of a step.”
MBTA officials said in response that the safety of customers and employees was “paramount” and noted that the agency had invested billions of dollars in infrastructure projects intended to fix and upgrade the system.
However, this is only the latest in a recent string of MBTA incidents. On September 28, a The Red Line car derailed at the JFK / UMass station. Later that same day, the Orange Line faced a half -hour delay after Wellington station signals were interrupted after struck by lightning.
Two days before that, an the escalator does not work at the Back Bay station left nine people injured, and in the summer, 25 people were injured when a The Green Line car crashed including the one in front of it on Commonwealth Avenue.
These safety concerns are at the forefront of mind for many MBTA riders, some of whom have been returning to regular commuting since the pandemic began. We want to know: Do you feel safe riding the T?
Let us know how you feel about the MBTA’s response to ongoing safety issues and if you plan to arrange your ride as a result by filling out the survey below or e-mailing us at [email protected] and we may feature your response in a future article.
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