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Minimal Delays at South Station



    Minimal Delays at South Station

    Extra trains will be running from South Station and Providence on Sunday for the Pats game. Crews will also be sent to Foxborough to make sure that the platorms are nice and dry for fans.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017)

    At South Station it's a staring contest between passengers and the train schedule. Each person is checking to make sure that green "ON TIME" sign stays on.

    "It's fine until I realized my train was delayed and i don't know how long it's going to be delayed," one traveler said.

    This station is just a pit stop for the Krishna family. The family is traveling from Calgary, Canada to New Jersey.

    "Looking forward to a relaxed travel where i don't have to drive, spend time with the kids," Diwa Krishna said. "Don't have to worry about the icey roads."

    They don't have to worry about the icey rails either.

    Leave that up to Keolis where their spokesman, Tory Mazzola, says the snow will impact travel today through Christmas.

    "The most common issue we are seeing is ice on platorms and that's why we're heavily applying sand and salt to make sure that passengers when they're boarding and getting off the trains can do so in a safe manner."

    Crews have been deployed on the tracks (a 10-hour shift for them) clearing snow and ice from the switchers, and making sure their heaters work so they don't freeze up.

    "I heard a lot of horror stories about travel in the states around this time, but personally, I haven't experienced it. it's been smooth," another traveler said.

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