Taking the Train Monday? MBTA Asks Riders to Add 10-20 Minutes

Taking MBTA commuter rail to work? If so, the transit authority is asking to riders to expect delays.

Saying the system is still recovering from both heavy snow and a prolonged cold snap, the MBTA is urging its customers to build an extra 15 to 20 minutes into their Monday morning commutes.

“In extremely frigid conditions, hundreds of MBTA employees and contractors have been working non-stop to keep the system functioning,” said a statement. “The safety of its customers and employees continues to be the first priority for the MBTA. The MBTA will make every effort to operate subway trains and buses at or near regular weekday schedules, but some delays may occur.”

Customers are encouraged to listen to weather forecasts, prepare for extremely cold temperatures and exercise caution during slippery conditions. Riders are asked to visit the MBTA website, sign up for and check T-Alerts and follow the T on Twitter @MBTA as well as the commuter rail [email protected]_CR where updates will be provided.

“On behalf of the entire MBTA, I would like to thank our customers for their patience and support during this extraordinary cold snap,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez. “I also extend my gratitude to our employees, contractors, and the communities in which we operate for their dedication and hard work under these extreme temperatures.”