Smoky brakes lead to Green Line delays

Smoke coming from the brakes of an inbound train on the D branch of the Green Line caused moderate delays this morning.

Just before 9 a.m., passengers were offloaded at the Brookline Village T stop while the train was towed to a yard for maintenance, MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith said.

Jessye Strohmeyer, 21, who was on the last car of the three-car train, said she and other passengers could smell burning rubber from inside the train. A passenger waiting to board at Brookline Village pointed out smoke coming from the bottom of one of the train cars, she said.

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The smoke appeared to be coming from the second half of the third train car, Strohmeyer said.

Once the train was towed, another came through to bring passengers to their final destinations. Strohmeyer said the three cars were “packed” with commuters.

The MBTA has posted tweets warning inbound D-Line commuters to expect delays. The MBTA’s website has been down since 10:40 p.m. Wednesday with a “domain server issue.” It’s not clear when the website will be back up, Smith said, though the MBTA’s IT department has been working to repair the site.