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MBTA Service Update for Thurs. Morning, Mar. 8

Posted on March 7, 2018

While the MBTA is expecting to operate regular service on all modes on Thursday, the T is encouraging customers to plan ahead and allow for extra time while traveling.

Because the timing of the storm may impact service on some modes across the MBTA and Commuter Rail networks, customers are urged to connect with the MBTA:

The T is encouraging customers to use caution Thursday morning as MBTA and Keolis forces will be working to clear snow and ice from platforms, parking lots, and pedestrian paths at bus stops and stations. 

MBTA and Keolis have emergency crews on standby to respond to instances of broken rail, issues affecting the power systems and switches, and other snow-related issues that may occur.  Power crews will continue to monitor overhead wires on the Blue and Green Lines, looking for ice buildup.  Increased staffing will be present throughout the system with snow-fighting equipment pre-deployed in key areas to clear snow and ice.

Effective Wednesday at 11 AM, the Mattapan Trolley Line was replaced with dedicated bus shuttle service for the duration of the storm.  The MBTA made this pro-active step to protect the 70-year-old trolley cars from weather-related damage.

Following the end of regular service, the MBTA will continue to operate non-passenger trains overnight tonight to facilitate clearing snow and ice from tracks, and to identify potential limbs, trees, or other debris that could pose a hazard to rail service. 

Ferry service is expected to operate on regular weekday schedules and the Wollaston Station bus shuttle that operates all day to and from North Quincy, Wollaston, and Quincy Center due to Wollaston's closure will continue to operate.

If conditions warrant, some buses may operate on their designated Snow Routes.

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