Boylston Station evacuated by fire


Sydney Ciardi

Boston Fire Department engines outside Boylston Street station

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large

A fire broke out on a Green Line train on Saturday evening, resulting in the evacuation of Boylston Street station and bringing first responders to the scene.

While passing Kenmore Station, operators of an inbound train to Government Center became aware of “power problems,” according to the MBTA’s Twitter account, and stopped the train at Boylston. At least nine engines of the Boston Fire Department arrived at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets just before 5 p.m., and firefighters ushered passengers out of the station. 

A photo posted to Twitter appeared to show flames on top of a tramcar—where the trains are electrified—as passengers streamed out onto the platform.

It is unclear if any passengers or operators sustained injuries.

By 5:45 p.m., the Green Line had resumed inbound and outbound operations.

Neither the MBTA nor BFD could be immediately reached for comment. 

Campbell Parish contributed reporting.