Commuter Rail Planning Normal Schedule for Friday, Advising Passengers to Allow Extra Time
Posted on March 8, 2018
Several North Shore lines operating on backup power as utility crews work to restore electricity
Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) and the MBTA are continuing cleanup efforts following severe weather that brought more than a foot of wet snow and winds to parts of the greater Boston area.
As utility crews continue restoration efforts to the civilian power grid, Commuter Rail lines extending north from North Station will operate on backup generator power, which has impacted these lines’ signal systems.
While power grid restoration efforts remain underway, these lines may experience delays in regularly scheduled service. While the MBTA and Keolis are expecting to operate a regular schedule on Friday, March 9, passengers are advised to allow for extra travel time.
Keolis and MBTA teams worked through Wednesday night and Thursday, clearing nearly 100 downed trees, repairing 7 damaged train sets, and deploying approximately 50 generators where power was lost.
Thirty-two generators are currently still in operation where power has not yet been restored. Teams will be out through the night maintaining and refueling these generators.
Wet snow and winds could continue to impact the network through the night. Passengers are encouraged to stay connected with our customer service team:
Call Customer Support at 617-222-3200
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