The MBTA is blaming "an Amtrak switch issue" at Forest Hills for massive delays on all the lines out of South Station that use the Northeast Corridor.
Hank Layfield reports from a Needham Line train:
Total meltdown on @MBTA Northeast Corridor routes this evening. Left #BackBay 40 minutes ago, haven't even reached #ForestHills. #NeedhamLineBlues
Nick Tortola reports:
I’m on the 917 stoughton train and there’s a switch failure at forest hills. They’re going to try to manually throw the switch to get trains moving.
Brian McDermott isn't happy:
If the delays are due to an Amtrak switch issue, then why did the Acela that was next to my train (the 5:20 to Forge Park/495) move on 15 minutes ago and we are still sitting here. Stuck between stations.
Lauren PG is a bit peeved as well:
I'm sitting on a stopped train. Because of these "Amtrak issues" this stopped train is overstuffed, so no one can make it to the bathrooms. Can you say recipe for disaster!?! We pay you a lot of money for 4 cars at rush hour and getting to pick up our kids god knows how late?