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Metra sets tracks on fire to prevent 'pull apart' from frigid temperatures

Rail| January 30, 2019

Chicago-based commuter rail system is suspending service on its Metra Electric Line on both Wednesday and Thursday.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo says no major delays on mass transit despite powerful storm

Security and Safety | February 9, 2017

Some New York City subway lines were running with delays because of signal and switch troubles. The MTA said bus service was running with delays across all five boroughs and some had to be detoured because of icy roads.

February 24, 2016

How a Multifaceted Plan Helped SEPTA Weather Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas socked Philadelphia with 22.4 inches of snow in January. In some areas of the five-county SEPTA service region, snowfall totals were well over two feet. As a result of forecasted high winds, zero visibility and significant snow, SEPTA suspended service on all modes — with the exception of the Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway-elevated lines, its two busiest routes — beginning at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Rail| January 22, 2016

N.Y. MTA prepares for snowstorm with army of workers, heavy equipment

Approximately 1,000 track workers will be deployed during the storm in addition to 800 station workers to keep stairs and platforms clear of snow. Personnel will have access to 262,500 pounds of calcium chloride and 200,000 pounds of sand to melt snow and ice.

Management & Operations| June 5, 2015

Gov. Baker unveils $83 million MBTA winter resiliency plan

Calls for investments this summer and over the next five years in snow removal equipment, infrastructure upgrades and operations during harsh weather to improve service reliability.

Rail| February 25, 2015

Keolis/MBTA make strides with commuter rail snowstorm recovery

Milestones include the completion of snow and ice removal from all platforms and critical rail switches system-wide, as well as the addition of supplemental trains, doubledecker and standard passenger cars to increase capacity and combat overcrowding.

Rail| February 3, 2015

MBTA rail struggles during record snowfall, cold

All T subway lines experienced delays early Tuesday and shuttle buses had to replace some Green Line trolleys, the report said.

Security and Safety | January 26, 2015

East Coast transit agencies brace for storm, urge customers to stay home

Snow may fall at a rate of up to 4 inches per hour and visibility may be reduced to zero, according to a statement released by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Management & Operations| January 23, 2014

N.Y. parks subway cars underground to avoid frigid temps

Deep snow, frigid temperatures and icy buildup on the third rails are liable to trap trains inside the yards, rendering them useless when needed and also making it far more difficult to clear the yards of snow.
Rail| January 8, 2014

Hundreds rescued after night on frozen Amtrak trains

More than 500 passengers were affected by the delay caused by engines being paralyzed when the trains hit a 12-foot snow drift Monday afternoon.
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