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    MBTA Red Line back on schedule

    Steve Annear/Globe Staff
    Passengers crowded onto the platform at Downtown Crossing.

    MBTA officials reported delays on the T’s Red Line during the evening rush hour commute because of a disabled train near the Charles/MGH stop.

    The delays came after a southbound Red Line train stalled just outside of Charles/MGH Station due to power problems around 5:40 p.m., MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. Although T personnel tried to get the train moving again, they were unsuccessful, he said.

    T workers then connected another train to the disabled one to push it off the mainline at around 6 p.m., Pesaturo said.

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    As of 6:30 p.m., the Red Line was back up and running, but with residual delays, he said. The agency downgraded the status of the delays from “severe” to “moderate” shortly after 7 p.m.

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    By 9 p.m., the Red Line’s service was back on schedule, according to the MBTA’s official Twitter.

    Photos posted to social media showed packed platforms at Red Line stations, including Charles/MGH and Park Street.

    Others lamented generally poor MBTA service.