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.

Passengers traveling on the MBTA's Framingham-Worcester commuter rail 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 seven local stations: , Grafton, Southborough, Ashland, Framingham, Natick and West Natick. 

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. 

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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