Orange Line Train Evacuated

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Evacuation of an Orange Line train at State Street, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

Heather Parker via Twitter @hparker

Evacuation of an Orange Line train at State Street, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

UPDATE: The T will increase safety checks in the wake of the incident.
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Passengers knocked out windows to escape an Orange Line train bound for Forest Hills on Tuesday night.

The incident took place around 9 p.m., according to reports on social media and Universal Hub. Rider Heather Parker captured extraordinary scenes of the evacuation on the State Street platform.

According to UHub, a damaged third rail began smoking and caught fire.

The incident slowed trains in both directions. T officials briefly shut down State Street Station.

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