MBTA rail struggles during record snowfall, cold

Posted on February 3, 2015

A Green Line trolley departs from St. Mary's Street stop. Photo: MaxVT via Flickr

A Green Line trolley departs from St. Mary's Street stop. Photo: MaxVT via Flickr

BOSTON — Following a record-breaking week of snowfall and persistent cold temperatures, Massachussets Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail services struggled Tuesday morning, WBUR reported.

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All T subway lines experienced delays early Tuesday and shuttle buses had to replace some Green Line trolleys, the report said. The agency issued the following statement to customers: “Due to a shortage of fully functioning subway cars, customers are asked to consider an alternative to the Red Line today.”

There were also significant delays on several commuter rail lines. MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott told WBUR that it could be days before things are back to normal.

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