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‘Severe Delays’ on MBTA Commuter Rail After Powerful Storm

The MBTA said most Commuter Rail lines would be delayed as crews dealt with wire issues, power outages, downed trees and flooding

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MBTA Commuter Rail trains were experiencing "severe delays" after a powerful nor'easter slammed Massachusetts and other parts of New England overnight. 

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced most Commuter Rail lines would be delayed as crews dealt with wire issues, power outages, downed trees and flooding caused by the storm that moved in Wednesday night.

Service on Greenbush Train 074 was canceled due to downed trees and signal issues. Greenbush line trains were running behind schedule by more than an hour, according to the MBTA.

Service on Fitchburg Line Train 492 from Littleton was also canceled. Train 408 from Wachusett was making local stops to accommodate passengers, the MBTA said.

Equipment on the Haverhill Line was impacted by the disturbance, prompting the cancelation of Train 285.

Framingham/Worcester Line trains were running up to 25 minutes behind schedule.

Kingston Train 033 was running behind schedule by 30 minutes between South Weymouth and Kingston due to downed trees. 

Lowell Line Train 306 was running up to 30 minutes behind schedule from North Billerica and North Station. Meanwhile, Train 305 was operating 20 minutes late between North Station and Lowell.

The longest delay for the Middleborough/Lakeville Line was up to 30 minutes and the worst delay for the Newburyport/Rockport Line was more than an hour.

It was unclear when the services would return to their regular schedules. 

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