Preparing for Extreme Heat
Posted on July 30, 2019
Due to extreme heat today and tomorrow, we may be operating trains at reduced speeds in some areas to compensate for heat-related stress on the tracks, which could result in slightly longer travel times.
We’ll also have crews stationed around the system to provide assistance.
What to Expect if You Take the T
In addition to operating trains and reduced speeds if necessary, we’ll also have crews performing track inspections and making emergency repairs should they occur.
Air conditioning is being checked and repaired wherever needed. Just like home, buses stay cooler when the windows are closed. Riders can help keep things cool by closing open bus windows.
Trains, Trolleys, and Buses
Overhead wires that power some of our vehicles expand and sag during extremely hot weather. We’ve been making adjustments to prevent low-hanging wires.
Report a Hot Vehicle
Please let us know if you experience a hot bus or train by telling your operator.
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