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Framingham/Worcester commuter rail train 80 minutes behind schedule due to signal problems

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

One train was cancelled and delays reached 80 minutes behind schedule on the Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line during the Monday morning commute when a train signal was damaged by debris, according to Keolis Commuter Services, the commuter rail operator.

Worcester line Train 552 was cancelled and Keolis suggested passengers consider taking Train 510 - but that train was operating 70 to 80 minutes behind schedule, Keolis tweeted around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

In an e-mail, Keolis Commuter Services spokesman Justin Thompson cited a damaged signal as the cause of delays that first surfaced around after Worcester Train 501 got underway at 4:50 a.m. Monday. The delays are persisting as of 9:43 a.m.


“Signal infrastructure was damaged when debris fell onto it affecting service on the Framingham/Worcester Line,’’ Thompson wrote. “Repairs have been made and we will continue to monitor signals in advance of the evening commute.”

Thompson said all trains are making all local stops during the morning commute and he urged travelers to follow T-Alerts or @MBTA_CR for updates.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience while crews work to help them complete their journeys,’’ he wrote.

According to Thompson, all other lines were operating on, or close to, schedule.

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