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.

This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest details.




(Copyright (c) 2022 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox