Keolis, MBTA will continue storm response and clean-up through the night; Passengers should allow 10-15 minutes extra travel time
BOSTON – January 20, 2019 – Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA announced today that commuter rail will operate a normal weekday schedule on Monday, January 21, following this weekend’s storm that brought 10 inches of snow to certain areas and freezing conditions throughout the region.
“Continued investments into winter resiliency technology and infrastructure helped Keolis and MBTA crews manage and respond to this weekend’s storm in a way that minimized the impact to passengers who needed to travel,” said David Scorey, CEO and General Manager, Keolis. “Our response teams will continue working through the night, operating switches, maintaining locomotives and clearing snow and ice from passenger areas. Passengers should plan an extra 10-15 minutes into their travel tomorrow as a precaution while clean-up activities continue.”
Temperatures throughout the greater Boston area will continue to be below freezing, expected to be in the low single digits. Passengers should dress warm when traveling and use caution when on platforms and boarding trains. Passengers should stay connected with commuter rail by calling customer service at 617-222-3200, following @MBTA_CR on Twitter or signing up for T-Alerts at www.MBTA.com/winter.
Approximately 350 MBTA and Keolis commuter rail personnel, who were deployed during the storm, will continue to be utilized across the commuter rail network over the next 24 hours to respond to additional incidents and clear snow and ice from platforms and passenger areas at stations.
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, some line could operate on designated Snow Routes. Commuter rail and MBTA ferries will run on a normal weekday schedule.