T Says Damage From June Derailment Will Be Fixed by October

Transit officials say it will likely be October before all repairs are completed to signals that were damaged when a Red Line train derailed in Boston.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells The Boston Globe that the T is targeting October for having all the signals operating automatically.

MBTA officials had said in June that commuters could expect Red Line delays through at least Labor Day, then revised that estimate to autumn. 

"Riders will continue to experience more service improvements before October as the T adds trains, increases frequency and reduces trip times," an MBTA spokesman said in an email to NBC10 Boston.

No one was injured on June 11 when the train left the tracks near the JFK/UMass station, but the derailment caused major damage to the automatic signals and switches along a stretch of the Red Line, forcing trains to run at reduced speeds.

The MBTA has added more trains during the busiest commuting times in an effort to ease delays for commuters.

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