BOSTON – Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA are preparing for a winter storm that is expected to arrive Sunday evening with ranges of snow totals impacting Greater Boston beginning as early as midday Sunday and lasting through the Monday evening commute. While forecasts vary, certain areas on commuter rail could see as much as a foot of snow, according to a press release.
“We’re closely monitoring the forecast and activating our Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the deployment of resources across the network,” said David Scorey, Keolis CEO and general manager in the release. “Our goal is to minimize the storm’s impact on service to ensure passengers who need to travel can use commuter rail as an alternative to driving in these conditions. Passengers who will be traveling on Monday should leave extra time to get to stations, use caution on platforms and when boarding trains, and stay connected for service updates at www.MBTA.com/winter.”
More than 350 MBTA and Keolis personnel will be deployed across commuter rail to shovel, sand and salt passenger areas, as well as to respond to incidents that occur during the storm, such as downed trees. MBTA and Keolis crews will be pre-positioned at key facilities and infrastructure (switches, signals, etc.) to help ensure normal operations.