NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL REPORTS ON 2009 TRANSIT SYSTEM ACCIDENT IN BOSTON

November 9, 2010

As part of its continuing investigation into a transit system accident in downtown Boston, the National Transportation Safety Board will open the public accident docket on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

On May 8, 2009, a westbound Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail passenger train struck the rear of a stopped MBTA train on the Green Line in Boston. Approximately 46 passengers sustained minor injuries.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports and other documents from the investigation. All of these materials will be made available at 10:00 a.m. ET on November 10 on the following page of the Safety Board's website: www.ntsb.gov/Dockets/RailRoad/DCA09MR004/default.htm

Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

This will be a document release only; no interviews will be conducted.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.