Middleborough/Lakeville Train 018 (3:25 pm from Middleborough/Lakeville) is operating 5-10 minutes late between Bridgewater and South Station due to a crossing gate issue.
This train had to do what is known as a "stop and protect" at a level crossing near Bridgewater station. To do a stop and protect, the train must stop before the level crossing while a crew member gets off and ensures that no cars drive into the right of way while the train is trying to proceed. The train can only then proceed at 15 MPH over the crossing until the entire locomotive is passed the crossing. Once the entire locomotive is over the crossing, the train can then proceed at normal speed. Crews have since been able to fix the level crossing and it has been reported to dispatch as being back to normal service.