As snow continued to fall on Monday morning, several MBTA commuter rail trains were running late due to the winter weather and other operational issues.
Keolis Commuter Services, the company that runs the commuter rail system, tweeted Monday morning about delays on the Fairmount, Fitchburg, Franklin, Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, Middleborough, Newburyport/Rockport and Providence lines.
“Keolis and MBTA crews have been working throughout the night and into today to clear snow from passenger areas and keep track infrastructure like switches clear of ice and snow accumulations,” said Justin Thompson, a spokesman for Keolis. “We’re operating a normal weekday schedule and have seen light ridership so far this morning. There have been some weather-related delays. Average on-time-performance within 15 minutes is 89 percent – as of my writing – meaning nearly 9 out of 10 trains reached their final destination within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.”
Train 075 on the Greenbush line (10:30 a.m. from South Station) was delayed due to the weather, and train 063 on the Kingston/Plymouth line (10:50 a.m. from South Station) was running behind schedule “due to inclement weather conditions,” according to the MBTA Alerts webpage.
On the Franklin line, train 710 (9:21 a.m. inbound) departed Forge Park and was operating 60-70 minutes late “due to the late arrival of equipment caused by train traffic,” according to the MBTA Alerts webpage. Train 705 and 712 on the Franklin line were also delayed.
Train 007 on the Middleborough/Lakeville line was running 20-25 minutes behind schedule, and train 110 on the Newburyport/Rockport line (9:20 a.m. from Rockport) was 35-45 minutes behind schedule between Beverly and North Station “due to the late arrival of equipment,” according to the MBTA’s website.
On the Providence/Stoughton line, train 816 that departed Wickford Junction was delayed by 30-40 minutes, according to the website.
For the latest updates, visit the MBTA Alerts page at www.mbta.com/alerts/commuter-rail.