BOSTON (CBS) — The MBTA’s General Manager is calling for an audit of third rails after some cracks led to delays on the Red Line.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The audit will focus on sections where third rails are welded to one another to make one continuous rail. Crews will be inspecting the integrity of the welding.

Experts say cold weather may be contributing to the problem.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the damage shut down the Braintree and Ashmont lines at the JFK-UMass Station and thousands of Red Line passengers were delayed.

Inspections will take place on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.

The inspections are set to begin Thursday night.


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