More woes for Boston-area transit system amid freezing temps, disabled train, shuttle delays

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Another day of freezing temperatures means another day of commuting woes for Boston-area residents who take mass transit to work.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says a downed light pole at the JFK/UMass Red Line station caused delays Thursday for shuttle buses that have replaced trains unable to operate between Boston and Braintree.

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says all branches of the Green Line experienced delays because of a disabled train while some commuter rail lines are also running late because of frozen switches and signals.

Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to discuss transit problems later Thursday with MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. She made a surprise announcement Wednesday that she is resigning, effective in April.

More snow is in the forecast over the next several days.