Monday, January 7, 2013
The delays are due to a downed wire on the Amtrak line.
After facing delays and cancellations earlier today, passengers on south side commuter rail lines are likely to experience more delays during the afternoon commute. Commuters traveling on commuter rail lines out of South Station, which includes the Framingham/Worcester line, should anticipate 15- to 30-minute delays during tonight's peak hour service, according to a press release issued this afternoon by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR). The Framingham/Worcester line has a stop in downtown Framingham. The delays are due to an "Amtrak infrastructure issue" that occurred earlier this morning, the press release said. Around 5:10 a.m., the Amtrak rail line experienced a downed wire in the Forest Hills area, affecting …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Several inbound trains, including the P506, P508, P510 and P512, are facing delays.
Updated 11:05 a.m. According to Cassie French, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail), this morning's delays started with an electrical shortage on train P506 (6:35 a.m. inbound train out of Worcester). "This caused the crew to shut down train control and therefore, the cab signal was stopped as well. Then, the CSX train dispatcher was unable to display his light that tells the crew their train can proceed on the tracks. Because the cab signal was shut off and the CSX dispatcher was unable to give the go ahead signal, the crew had to fill out paperwork for approval to continue," French said in an email. In addition to the mechanical failure, a medical emergency involving a 26-year-old woman occurred on the P506 train in…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Delays of 30-60 minutes are affecting trains on the line.
It hasn't been a great start to the weekend for commuters on the Framingham/Worcester line. According to MBTA alerts, trains on the line are experiencing anywhere between 30 to 60 minute delays for both the inbound and outbound routes. The MBTA alerts indicate the delays stem from an earlier disabled train just after 5 p.m. and residual traffic on the rails. As of 6:45 p.m., both the P526 and P532 inbound trains (6:16 p.m. and 4:55 p.m. departure times) are experiencing 60 minute delays. A number of outbound trains, including the P519, P521, P523 and P527, are also experiencing delays between 30 and 60 minutes.