Passengers encouraged to dress warm as extreme cold continues & snowfall expected mid-week; Regular service expected
BOSTON – January 2, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for snowfall while continuing the additional cold-weather precautions it put in place to manage the network in extreme temperatures. Keolis secured additional crews and resources ahead of the forecasted snowfall, including personnel, snow-fighting equipment, sand and salt.
According to recent National Weather Service forecasts, approximately 3 – 7 inches of snow is expected beginning late Wednesday and extending into Thursday evening. Freezing conditions are also forecasted to continue throughout the greater Boston area.
“Over the last several days, we’ve taken several proactive steps to prepare for regular service and minimize this storm’s impact on our passengers,” said Tory Mazzola, Director of Public Affairs, Keolis. “We will operate a regular schedule throughout the week, but these conditions can create delays. For the latest train information, visit MBTA.com, follow us on Twitter or call 617-222-3200.”
Keolis secured additional crews specifically available to clear snow from platforms, apply sand/salt and inspect tracks and signals ahead of and during the storm. Keolis team members will be pre-positioned around the region throughout the storm to respond to any issues that arise.
While regular service is planned throughout the week, passengers are encouraged to check schedules before traveling. Keolis will provide updates to passengers on Twitter at @MBTA_CR, MBTA.com, T-Alerts, station signage and onboard announcements.
The service indicators below will be used to communicate changes to the commuter rail schedule as a result of severe weather. Changes to levels will be announced by 3 p.m. for service the next day.