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Commuter rail lines struck by delays

As temperatures plummeted into the low 30s Monday night, the commuter rail experienced a number of delays.

Six lines, including the Needham, Middleborough, Kingston, Greenbush, Fairmount, and Providence/Stoughton lines, were delayed because of the late arrival of equipment, according to MBTA alerts.

Keolis spokesman Mac Daniel said that a disabled train in Stoughton was the cause for residual delays, which were up to 70 minutes behind schedule for that line, according to the MBTA website.

In addition, a signal issue on the Providence/Stoughton line added to the waits.

The Franklin line was delayed 10 to 15 minutes from South Station, and the Framingham/Worcester line was delayed 20 to 25 minutes from South Station.

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All other lines experienced delays between 15 and 30 minutes.


Alexandra Koktsidis can be reached at alexandra.koktsidis@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @akoktsidis.