Communications problems cause ‘significant delays,’ halt trains in or out of North Station

BOSTON (WHDH) - A “communication issue” is delaying Commuter Rail trains heading in and out of North Station on Saturday, prompting officials to replace one of the lines with shuttle buses.

A spokesperson for Commuter Rail operator Keolis said teams from that company and the MBTA are working on a “communication issue” that has led to significant delays, including stopped trains, on routes heading out of North Station.

The Lowell Line was replaced with shuttle buses at 5:45 p.m. Some passengers reported sitting for more than an hour on delayed trains on the Rockport line, and others vented frustration with the delays.

“I was trying to catch the 11:50 train to Haverhill,” said Marshall Pendleton. “It’s 4:30 now, I’m still not in Haverhill.”

VIsitor Steve Dufilho said the delay was not as bad as a natural disaster.

“We’re from Texas so we’re used to hurricanes and tornadoes and all matter of disruption, so this is not that big a deal,” Dufilho said.

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