Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Commuter Rail Preparing for Winter Storm
Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA are preparing for a winter storm that is expected to arrive Wednesday evening and last into Thursday morning with ranges of snow totals impacting the greater Boston region. Commuter Rail is currently operating a Reduced Service Schedule due to employee absences due to COVID. This schedule will continue to operate on Thursday and is available at MBTA.com for passengers to plan their travel.
MBTA and Keolis personnel will be deployed across Commuter Rail to clear snow, apply sand and salt to passenger areas, as well as to respond to incidents that occur during the storm, such as downed trees. MBTA and Keolis crews will be pre-positioned at key facilities and infrastructure (switches, signals, etc.) to help ensure normal operations. Switch heaters and snow jets will be activated in critical areas as snow and ice begin to fall Wednesday evening to ensure normal flow of train traffic.
Passengers can 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. More information on Keolis' storm preparation can be found here.