Fire Cancels Some North Shore Train Service, Delays Others Monday Evening

Some North Shore trains were cancelled or delayed on Monday afternoon because of a fire at a MBTA maintenance facility in Somerville.

A train at Hamilton-Wenham station. Credit: Bobby Gates
A train at Hamilton-Wenham station. Credit: Bobby Gates

A fire at a commuter rail maintenance facility in Somerville has cancelled and delayed some North Shore commuter rail trains on Monday evening, including trains headed to and from Hamilton-Wenham station.

Outbound train 177, which is scheduled to leave North Station at 4:20 p.m., was delayed over 20 minutes. The train is normally scheduled to get to Hamilton-Wenham station at 5:06 p.m.

Earlier, the MBTA said that train 67, which typically leaves North Station in Boston headed for Beverly at 4:45 p.m., was cancelled. Similarly, train 68, which typically leaves Beverly Depot headed for North Station at 5:40 p.m., was also cancelled. The T said both cancellations were because of a fire at the Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility in Somerville, also known as the Boston Engine Terminal.

Trains on the Haverhill and Lowell lines out of North Station were also cancelled on Monday afternoon. 


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