Signal Problem Causes Big Delays on Commuter Rail

The delay began around 5 a.m.

Commuters on the MBTA commuter rail experienced over an hour in delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines Friday morning due to an Amtrak signal problem.

The issue began around 5 a.m.

The Ashmont branch on the Red Line northbound was also delayed in the morning from Asmont to JFK station due to a track problem near Savin Hill.

Keolis Commuter Services said in a tweet that they are in close contact with Amtrak, but have no updates on a fix at the moment.

Amtrak released a statement following the delays informing riders, "engineering forces are on the scene and are working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible."

Riders took to social media to share their frustrations on Friday morning.

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