Broken Red Line rail causes delays on coldest day this winter
Freezing temperatures Thursday caused track problems on the MBTA, particularly on the Red Line, where frustrated riders had to emerge from the subway to hop a bus between Kendall and Harvard Stations.
According to MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo, a broken rail was discovered at Central Station just before noon today. Service was suspended between Kendall and Harvard at 12:40 p.m. to allow a work crew to replace the cracked rail with a new one.
The work was completed by 2 p.m., Pesaturo said, and train service resumed at 2:15 p.m.
The problem was caused due to frigid temperatures, which today dipped down into the single digits.
An MBTA official warned riders on Twitter to expect residual delays of up to 15 minutes this afternoon due to the track problem.