Debris falls on train tracks by Albany Street bridge

Some commuter rail and Amtrak trains were delayed Monday evening after debris fell onto the tracks by the Albany Street bridge near South Station, according to authorities.

Justin Thompson, a spokesman for Keolis Commuter Services, the contractor that runs the commuter rail, said there may be minor delays Tuesday morning as trains are under a speed restriction while traveling in that area.

Thompson estimated there could be approximately 5 to 10 minute delays.


“A piece of sidewall near the Albany Street bridge fell onto the tracks, impacting one of the three tracks in the area,” Keolis spokesman Tory Mazzola said in an e-mail. “This is likely due to the heavy rains. Crews responded immediately yesterday to make necessary repairs.”

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It happened around 6:40 p.m. Monday, and the delays faced by Amtrak were “minimal,” according to Jason Abrams, a spokesman for Amtrak.

Abrams said the incident led to restricted speeds on Track 1 and a hold on Track 2, and some trains had to be rerouted. Track 2 is now clear of debris and operating on restriction, he said.

“This is not expected to impact morning commutes,” Abrams said in an e-mail.

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