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Commuter Rail Assisting Disabled Amtrak Train

Providence Train 820 is expected to be delayed 80-120 minutes.

Amtrak 188 7th passenger car exterior
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Amtrak Train 86, traveling from DC to Boston, is stopped at the South Attleboro Station because of an electrical issue.

According to Amtrak, there was a tree branch that was sparking in the power cables above the train so the power was shut down.

The train is waiting for a diesel engine to push the train past the section.

There are 164 people on the train but no injuries have been reported.

Engineers are headed to the scene to removed the branch.

Amtrak does not expect a lengthy delay but Providence Train 820 that is assisting the disable train is expected to be 80-100 minutes delays. It is on route to South Station.

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