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Commuter Rail Trains Halted Due to Gas Leak

Wellesley Police are reporting that crews have struck a gas main on Rockland Street and Commuter Rail trains have been halted.

Update 4:15 p.m. 

The Framingham/Worcester trains appear to be moving again and according to mbta.com, the line is running with normal service. 

Posted earlier:

Passengers traveling on the Framingham/Worcester Line this afternoon are likely to see some delays after a gas main was struck in Wellesley. 

According to an email alert from the Wellesley Police Department, a gas main was struck on Rockland Street. As a result, all CSX and MBTA trains on the Framingham/Worcester line through Wellesley have been halted. 

The Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line passes through three stations in Newton, including Auburndale, West Newton and Newtonville. 

The MBTA issued an alert saying the P515 1 p.m. outbound train was experiencing 45- to 60-minute delays due to a "fire emergency." The train was being held at Auburndale station. 

The P522 2:09 p.m. inbound train has been canceled, according to an MBTA alert. 

No other MBTA alerts have been issued at this time. 

 have closed Linden Street between Kirkland Street and Route 9 as officials repair the leak.

"There is a strong smell of natural gas in the area," according to a police alert.

Wellesley Police said they expect the situation to be resolved shortly.


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