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MBTA Service Restoration Plan Announced

Recent storms and blasts of cold have coated tracks in snow and ice, leaving trains disabled and people waiting

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    MBTA Service Restoration Plan Announced

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015)

    Most Boston transit service will be restored by Monday and the rest by the end of the month, the MBTA said as it unveiled its 30-day service restoration plan Wednesday, following crippling snowstorms that have forced the agency to curtail service and left many commuters in the cold. 

    The Red Line's stretch from JFK/UMass to North Quincy and the Green Line's E line will open on Friday, Feb. 20, for full service.

    The Green Line's B line and the rest of the Red Line to Braintree will open on Monday, Feb. 23, while the Red Line's extention between Ashmont and Mattapan will open on Friday, Feb. 27.

    Trains are running on a limited schedule Wednesday.

    Commuters Frustrated With Limited MBTA Service

    [NECN] Commuters Frustrated With Limited MBTA Service
    Commuters are frustrated with limited MBTA service Tuesday as crews continue to clean tracks to restore full service
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015)

    Recent storms and blasts of cold have coated tracks in snow and ice, leaving trains disabled and people waiting.

    MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, who has recently announced her resignation, had said earlier that it could take up to a month without any additional storms to restore the MBTA to full service.

    Here is the following schedule information as of Wednesday morning. You can also check the MBTA website for full updates.

    Red Line

    - Available from Ashmont to Alewife Station, but rail service to remain suspended between JFK/UMass and Braintree Stations.
    - Trains between Alewife and Ashmont every 6-7 minutes.
    - Limited bus service between JFK/UMass and Braintree.

    Green Line

    - Service restored on the C branch along Beacon Street to Cleveland Circle.
    - Limited trolley service operating on both C and D branches.
    - Along B branch, Route 57 buses to make stops between Packards Corner and Kenmore Stations. Limited bus service available between Packards Corner, Boston College.
    - Along the E branch, Route 39 Buses to make stops between Northeastern and Heath Street Stations.

    Orange Line

    - Service available from Wellington to Forest Hills Stations. Limited bus service from Oak Grove to Sullivan Stations.
    - Trains service restored to Assembly and Wellington.
    - Limited bus service available between Wellingon to Malden and Oak Grove.

    Blue Line

    - Serving all stations between Wonderland and Bowdoin. Trains every 7-8 minutes.

    Mattapan Trolley Line service remains suspended. The Commuter Rail will operate on a weekday schedule through Friday with delays due to traffic and road conditions.

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