NBC10 Boston has obtained previously unreleased footage from last month's derailment of a train on the MBTA Red Line.
The line's signal system was seriously damaged after the train went off the tracks at JFK/UMass Station on June 11, sparking criticism of the MBTA as well as repair work transportation officials expected to last through the summer.
In the newly released video footage, a Red Line train can be seen approaching the platform as a flash appears. Additional sparks appear to fly from the area of the tracks.
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"I was very surprised," Clement Murjan said at the time of the derailment. "I just saw the train and one of the parts was falling off and I was actually going to take the train to North Quincy, so I don't know how I would have fared."
The Boston Fire Department said 61 people were evacuated from the train.
Two weeks after the incident, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a "one-time infusion" of $50 million to expedite the repairs.
"It's taken at least 20 minutes longer, some days a half hour longer," said commuter Ann Donovan. "You stop at almost every stop and wait. And it's unpredictable."
"There just needs to be a better way for people to get around," said commuter Tom Conley-Wilson.