Guide To WinterTime Travel On The T
Posted on December 13, 2007
The MBTA is pleased to announce its wintertime travel guide complete with information on how the T prepares for winter storms, and how customers can get the most of public transportation.
Snow On The Way – This afternoon extra subway and bus service will be available.
At the first indication that snow is on the way, the MBTA has in place a plan that works around the clock to keep the system moving:
· Trains operate 24 hours a day to prevent rails and overhead electrical wires from icing up. Special heaters are activated to keep rails and switches ice-free.
· Trains stored outdoors are moved periodically, mechanical systems are kept running, and doors and cab windows are frequently opened and shut to prevent freezing.
· MBTA Personnel and On-call contractors ensure all MBTA properties are plowed, sanded, salted or shoveled. The MBTA is responsible for snow removal at bus stops that abut MBTA owned property. The MBTA encourages property owners to remove snow at bus stops that abut their property.
· Snow routes are activated when necessary. The MBTA has identified approximately 30 Snow Routes (listed below) located on hills, or narrow streets that depending upon the severity of snow are diverted. To get the most up – to-date information on snow routes, customers can log onto the T’s website at www.mbta.com, T- Alerts, or listen to the local news.
Being Prepared Helps Everyone
In addition to preparing months in advance for the winter season, the MBTA seeks the cooperation of its customers and recommends the following travel tips during inclement weather:
· Have CharlieCard ready prior to approaching service
· Allow extra time for travel
· Customers parking at a pay lot covered with snow are advised to board train as usual and pay on the return trip using the envelope left on the windshield.
· Customers dependent on elevators/escalators are advised to call the service hotline at (617)222-2828 to make sure service is available.
During severe storms we may need to activate bus “Snow Routes.”
11 City Point - Downtown
14 Roslindale Sq. - Dudley
24 Wakefield Ave. - Mattapan
30 Roslindale Sq. - Mattapan
40 Georgetowne - Forest Hills
50 Cleary Square - Forest Hills
60 Chestnut Hill - Kenmore
62 Bedford VA Hospital - Alewife
64 Oak Square - Central Square
67 Turkey Hill - Alewife
76 Hanscom AFB - Alewife
78 Arlmont/Park Circle - Harvard Station
84 Arlmont Village - Harvard
85 Spring Hill - Kendall
93 Sullivan - Downtown
99 Boston Regional Medical Center - Wellington
110 Wonderland or Broadway/Park - Wellington
111 Broadway & Park Ave - Haymarket
112 Wellington - Maverick
119 Northgate - Beachmont
120 Orient Heights - Maverick
211 Quincy Center - Squantum
236 Quincy Center-South Shore Plaza
245 Quincy Center - Mattapan
411 Malden Station - Revere House
429 Central Sq., Lynn - North Saugus
433 Pine Hill - Central Sq., Lynn
441 Marblehead - Haymarket
442 Marblehead - Haymarket
448 Marblehead - Downtown Crossing
449 Marblehead - Downtown Crossing
742/3 South Station - BMIPK
Note: Please be aware of road conditions in your community as occasionally other bus routes may be detoured as well. If roads are impassable or general traffic is not moving, buses will be late or local authorities may require detours.