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Commuter Rail Service Restored on Lowell Line After Drill Rig Malfunction

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    Part of Lowell Line on Commuter Rail Shut Down

    A mechanical issue stemming from the Green Line Extension project caused part of the Lowell Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail to shut down Thursday afternoon.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019)

    Commuter train service was suspended for hours on part of the Lowell Line after a drill equipment malfunction that blocked a track in Somerville, the MBTA said. 

    Shuttle bus service was set up to replace trains between North Station and Anderson/Woburn. The diversion was caused by a drill rig failing while working on the Green Line extension project, according to the MBTA. It broke down near the commuter train tracks.

    Normal service resumed about 7:15 p.m., according to the MBTA. There were still residual delays.

    "Thank you for patience while we removed the rig from the area," the agency tweeted.

    Commuter Rail Service Affected by Drill Rig Malfunction

    [NECN] Commuter Rail Service Affected by Drill Rig Malfunction

    Part of the MBTA's Commuter Rail Lowell Line was shut over a malfunction with a drill rig working on the Green Line T extension.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019)

    Detours involved buses from the Orange Line's Wellington Station and a network of shuttle buses.

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