Commuter Trains Delayed Because Weather Too Hot

BOSTON (CBS) — In the winter it was too cold and trains were delayed, now with summer approaching the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad says there are heat restrictions on the trains’ speed.

In an email to customers the MBCR said heat induced speed restrictions were put in place Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The restrictions meant trains were expected to be delayed 10 to 15 minutes.

In the winter, there were several problems with MBCR trains being delayed or even cancelled because of the cold and snowy weather. Lawmakers got involved questioning the company about what had happened.

In January, Commuter Rail trains were late 27 percent of the time. That was the worst month for commuter rail delays in more than four years, according to state officials.


  • Jeff Kingston

    Do these idiots have any idea at all how to manage a rail infrastructure? How many years have railroads been running in New England. These thieves disguised as a DOT haven’t got a clue. Please Governor Patrick, can these fools and hire some real transportation professionals. I rode the MRTA in Atlanta last weekend from the airport to North Springs (end of the line north of Atlanta). Bright immaculate trains, every stop clean as a whistle a forty minute ride — Cost = $2.00, and you may rest assured it is hotter in Atlanta then it is here. Davey needs to go.

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