NORTH ANDOVER —  Train service through town was delayed tonight because a taxi cab drove onto the tracks off Sutton Street.

The taxi has been removed, and police wanted someone from the railroad service to inspect the tracks for damage before trains were allowed to pass through, said Sgt. T.J. McEvoy.

That held up train service, including the MBTA's Commuter Rail between Haverhill and Boston, for about an hour.

There have been no reports of injuries.

The MBTA issued an alert saying the 6:20 p.m. train to Haverhill was experiencing a delay of 30 to 45 minutes from North Andover out.

Inbound trains were scheduled to leave Haverhill for Boston at 8:25 and 10:15 p.m. Outbound trains destined for Haverhill were scheduled to leave North Station at 8:40 and 10:35 p.m., and at 12:10 a.m.

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