Red Line on regular schedule

The MBTA reports the Red Line is running on schedule Friday morning, one day after a driverless train rolled through four stops during the Thursday morning commute, causing severe service delays for commuters.

Drivers on the major highways were facing fog conditions reducing visibility and the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory that will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Friday.

But at 7:15 a.m., traffic monitors were reporting traffic was slowing on the inbound Southeast Expressway and an Interstate 93 near the Tobin Bridge due to increase volume, but most other major highways were generally problem free.


According ot the Total Traffic and Weather Network, accidents were reported:

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- Route 9 westbound in Southborough around 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes near Oak Hill Road.

- Interstate 495 southbound in Raynham near Exit 7, the interchange with Route 24, around 6:30 a.m.

- On Route 24 southbound in Berkley around 5:15 a.m. near Padelford Street, leading to closure of left lane.

A rollover crash was reported on Route 24 southbound in Berkley around 5:30 a.m. The left lane was reported blocked.


On Thursday, a Red Line train rolled out of the Braintree station at 6:08 a.m. with about 50 passengers on board travelled without stopping through the Quincy Adams, Quincy Center, and Wollaston stations on a 9-minute and more than 5-mile trip, before MBTA officials managed to stop it past North Quincy Station by cutting power to the third rail.

No passengers were injured.

The driver was identified as David Vazquez, a 25-year-veteran of the T.

Operator error is the focus of the continuing investigation, the Globe reported.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.