BOSTON (CBS) – Riders experienced severe Orange Line delays after a rain gutter fell onto a train at the Back Bay station.

Shuttle buses replaced serviced between Jackson Square and Back Bay just around 1 p.m. Saturday due to what the MBTA described as a “station problem.”

Riders said they were fed up.

“It’s very frustrating. It’s every single day there are delays,” said rider Nick Panagiotou.

beamjoegrowhoski Falling Rain Gutter Causes Severe Orange Line Delays

A downed beam led to Orange Line delays.
(Image Credit: Joe Growhoski/Twitter)

Around 1:20 p.m. the MBTA said the gutter had been removed from the train roof and service would resume soon after.

The train was stopped when the gutter fell.

No injuries were reported.

Some riders took the delays in stride.

“As long as I’m getting to my destination, I’m not too upset,” said Nelson Reyes.

Inspectors remained on scene to make sure no other items were in danger of falling before service resumed.


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