BostonUrbEx wrote:352 was likely scrapped to send an extra set to Littleton which then turned there. Completely unannounced in the text alerts. 447, which usually runs to Littleton, ran to North Leominster and turned as 450 with extra stops. 408 was very late but right behind 450.
Just now: Haverhill Line suspended between Andover and Lawrence for a 'track issue'. I bet there's a broken rail from the extreme cold this morning.
Haverhill Line passengers may consider taking the Lowell Line from Anderson/Woburn. There is a large parking lot to accommodate passengers.
EdSchweppe wrote:Keolis has a video up with Rich Murphy (Keolis Director of Train Operations) explaining what happened:
Summary: non-revenue extra ("draft") derailed just north of Andover going through an interlocking, where "the track structure failed" (don't know why yet), trapping 5 of 25 north side trainsets. Thus they cancelled 447/450 and 051/052 - but "we expect the track to be back early this afternoon".
RRCOMM wrote:Both the MU and the COMM connector use the 27 pin plug. However to prevent potentially dangerous cross connections the blue colored COMM cable is keyed at an offset that is different than the MU cable, hence it will not plug in to the MU receptacle.
Worcester Line Train 537 (7:20 pm from South Station) is operating 15-20 minutes late between Framingham and Worcester Station due to a track problem.