Friday, March 2, 2018
BOSTON – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services are advising customers of cancellations on the Newburyport/Rockport line due to today’s storm surge.
Trains 120, 193, 194, 171, 176, 128, 129, 182, and 183 are canceled this evening to alleviate train traffic. Because of earlier astronomical high tides and heavy periods of rain, trains are operating at reduced speeds through several segments of track that were affected by water inundation.
Because of flooding expected with the arrival of tonight’s high tide, the last two inbound and two outbound trains – 128, 129, 182, and 183 – are being canceled to protect scheduled service for Saturday on the Newburyport/Rockport Line.
Charlestown ferry service will continue to be suspended tomorrow.
Due to anticipated flooding at high tide, the MBTA is preparing to replace Blue Line trains with bus shuttles between Orient Heights and Beachmont Stations after 11 p.m. if necessary. The MBTA will provide updates @MBTA on Twitter, at mbta.com, and through T-Alerts.
Based on the weather forecast, the MBTA is expecting conditions on surface streets to be such that the T will not be able to safely provide alternative bus shuttle service to replace trains 128, 129, 182, and 183.
The MBTA apologies for this inconvenience caused by the cancellation of these trains.
Passengers are encouraged to check schedules for any service-related updates. Keolis will provide these updates via Twitter at @MBTA_CR, MBTA.com, T-Alerts, station signage, and onboard announcements. Area residents who see or experience issues on the network or at commuter rail stations can report these to Keolis at 617-222-3200.