Commuter Trains Delayed Because Weather Too Hot

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.


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MBTA Increases Security Over New Transit Terror Threat

MBTA police say they’re taking steps to increase security in the wake of a new terror threat.


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Mass. Lawmakers Hear From MBTA On Commuting Woes

The breakdowns and delays that plagued the area’s commuter rail system over the winter were “unacceptable,” state transportation officials said Tuesday.


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MBTA Execs Expect Grilling Over Commuter Rail Failures

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to grill the MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail service on rider complaints this winter.


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MBTA Expands ‘Quiet Car’ Program To All Commuter Rail Lines

The MBTA has announced it will expand the quiet car program on all Commuter Rail lines on a permanent basis.


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Lawmakers To Examine Recent MBTA, Commuter Rail Delays

After a rough winter, the MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail service will be put on the hot seat at the Statehouse.


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Mass. Officials Pick Route For South Coast Commuter Rail Line

State transportation officials hoping to build a new commuter rail line have decided on a preferred route to connect Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.


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Curious Why Commuter Rail Conductors Don’t Always Collect Fares

Replacing old trains will cost the ‘T’ millions of dollars it says it doesn’t have. Some of you curious why conductors don’t make sure everyone has paid.


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Mass. GOP Senators Call For Commuter Rail Hearings

The four GOP Massachusetts Senators are calling for legislative oversight hearings on the spate of recent service interruptions and mechanical failures at the MBTA.


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In Wake Of Another Massive Delay, MBTA Considering Buying, Not Leasing, New Locomotives

Another commuter train had to be towed to its destination Thursday. Friday, WBZ learned the MBTA is considering buying, rather than leasing, five refurbished locomotives from Maryland.