MBTA Service Expectations for Monday, January 21
Posted on January 20, 2019
- Customers urged to allow for additional travel time Monday morning
- Commuter Rail, MBTA ferries to run on normal weekday schedule
- Rapid transit to run on a Saturday schedule
Because of the precipitation and extreme temperatures expected overnight, the MBTA is asking customers to allow for an extra 10 to 15 minutes of travel time on Monday morning, and to exercise caution when walking around busways, pedestrian paths, and station platforms.
Before traveling tomorrow morning, the MBTA encourages customers to monitor local weather forecasts and to visit MBTA.com/Winter for service information. Additionally, customers should monitor @MBTA and @MBTA_CR on Twitter, and sign up for T-Alerts.
Because of the Monday holiday, the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Lines will be running on a Saturday schedule. While buses are also scheduled to run on a Saturday schedule, customers should check online as some buses could operate on designated Snow Routes. Commuter Rail and MBTA ferries will run on a normal, weekday schedule.
“While our crews continue working throughout the day and overnight clearing snow and ice, we want to remind our customers to stay connected,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “Given the extreme temperatures and icy conditions predicted, we strongly urge our customers to plan ahead: stay current with weather and service information, allow for extra time, and be safe when traveling.”
While the MBTA is not planning any changes to the RIDE, customers are encouraged to be mindful that snowy conditions may impact driving conditions. Customers are also reminded that the accumulation of snow and ice could affect drivers’ ability to gain safe access to locations not plowed or shoveled.
In light of the cold temperatures expected, the MBTA is taking proactive measures to protect critical infrastructure and vehicles. Overnight, the T will be implementing procedures to store trains and buses indoors; vehicles that remain outdoors will be routinely inspected.
Crews will also be working throughout the remainder of the day today and overnight to clear snow and ice from MBTA parking facilities, walkways, busways, and platforms. MBTA and contractor personnel are also monitoring critical system components. This includes switches and switch heaters to ensure they are properly functioning, exposed third rail, and overhead wires along the Green Line, Blue Line, trackless trolley buses in Cambridge and Watertown, and the Mattapan Trolley to limit the buildup of ice.
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