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MBTA Service Information for Monday Night and Tuesday

Posted on December 2, 2019

Due to predictions of extremely poor visibility in the harbor later this evening, the last regularly scheduled MBTA ferry to Hingham/Hull will depart Long Wharf at 6:05 PM. While the remainder of this evening’s ferry service to Hingham/Hull will be suspended, ferry service between Boston and Charlestown will remain unaffected. 

At this time, all regularly scheduled ferry service is expected to resume on Tuesday morning.  

Customers should also please note that shuttle buses previously scheduled for tonight on the Orange Line between Wellington and Oak Grove and on the Green Line D branch between Newton Highlands and Riverside have been cancelled for this evening. Regular Orange Line and Green Line D branch service will operate tonight. 

Snow removal equipment will be staged at strategic locations around the subway and commuter rail lines to expedite snow clearing operations. Observation trains equipped with plows will operate all night long to prevent snow from building up on tracks and switches. 

While the MBTA will be deploying teams around the system to pre-treat station platforms and certain bus stops to prevent against the build-up of ice, customers are urged to exercise caution and be mindful of the potential for icy conditions. Because the 75-year-old trolley cars on the Mattapan Line are highly susceptible to the impacts of heavy snowfall, the MBTA may have to replace trolley service with buses in the morning. If such a suspension of service is necessary, the MBTA will make an announcement well in advance.

In preparation for a winter storm like this one, system-wide tree trimming took place along Commuter Rail and subway right-of-way areas with the continued real-time monitoring at critical Commuter Rail interlockings, including switch heaters, third rail heaters, and trip heaters. On the Commuter Rail, MBTA and Keolis will have approximately 350 personnel pre-positioned to respond to downed trees and other incidents that occur throughout the winter storm. 

With specific locations prone to commercial power outages, mobile generators will continue to be pre-deployed. Investments in the MBTA’s snow response fleet continued this year with the replacement of two snow fighters and the addition of two multi-purpose vehicles outfitted with snow-fighting attachments. The oldest locomotives in the fleet continue to undergo field modifications to prevent moisture intrusion.

The MBTA is reminding customers to stay connected for the most up-to-date service information:

In the event the weather affects MBTA bus service, customers should check mbta.com/bus and snow routes. While the MBTA will be deploying teams around the system to pre-treat station platforms and certain bus stops to prevent against the buildup of ice, customers are urged to exercise caution and be mindful of the potential for icy conditions.

While the MBTA is not planning any schedule changes for The RIDE, customers should be aware that snowy conditions may impact driving conditions, which could affect pick-up and drop-off times. In addition, snow accumulation may affect drivers’ ability to gain safe access to locations not plowed or shoveled. For information on individual trips, customers can call The RIDE Access Center (TRAC) at 844-427-7433.

The MBTA is committed to keeping its customers informed by providing the most updated service information quickly, accurately, and when they need it. Customers should stay as up-to-date as possible by checking all available communication channels. Visit mbta.com or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR.

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