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Several MBTA Commuter Rail Trains Canceled, Delayed After Derailment

BOSTON (CBS) – Standing in the bitter cold waiting for a train wasn't the only problem for several MBTA commuters north of Boston Tuesday morning.

There were plenty of cancellations and delays on the Haverhill, Lowell, Fitchburg and Newburyport-Rockport lines.

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It began when an out-of-service commuter train derailed in Andover around 4 a.m., so inbound service on the Haverhill Line was halted at Lawrence Station.

Andover MBTA Train Derailed
The derailed commuter train in Andover Tuesday morning. (Photo by Paul Buscemi - WBZ-TV)

Buses took riders between Lawrence and Andover station, where they could then board a Boston-bound train.

Then, ten commuter rail trains were also canceled Tuesday, according to the MBTA's website, many due to "track problems."

Frigid commuters wait for a ride at the Andover MBTA station Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Buscemi - WBZ-TV)

It's not clear yet if the problems or the derailment are weather-related.

Leslie Aun, a spokeswoman for Keolis, which operates the commuter line, told WBZ-TV in an e-mail the "incident is under investigation."

The Commuter Rail tweeted that the Haverhill line had returned to normal service shortly before 3 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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