MBTA Commuter Rail Facing Residual Delays After Power Outage Fixed

Commuter rail riders experienced delays Friday morning thanks to a power outage.
Commuter rail riders experienced delays Friday morning thanks to a power outage. –Susanna Hey/ MBTA

Many commuter rail riders experienced serious delays on Friday morning thanks to a power outage at a switching center early this morning.

CBS Boston reported that Keolis, the company that began running commuter rail operations on July 1, said the outage was at Amtrak’s main switching center and that power has since been restored. According to the report, Keolis also said commuters can expect residual delays.

Riders were notified of the delays just after 6 a.m. when the MBTA tweeted that all inbound and outbound southside commuter rail trains would be delayed anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

According to CBS Boston, the delays affected trains on the following lines: Framingham/Worcester, Needham, Franklin, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville, and Kingston/Plymouth. The report added that there was “at least one cancellation along the Providence/Stoughton line.’’

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