The Massachusetts Bay Authority announced it will suspend all subway, trolley, commuter rail, bus and ferry service on Sunday due to an impending snow storm that may dump as much as a foot of snow on Boston.
The MBTA said in a statement that it "is taking this action to ensure the safety of our customers and employees, which is our top priority."
The projected heavy snow and high winds will significantly inhibit thetransitagency'sability to deliver safe and reliable service, officials said, as trees and power lines could come down, and visibility will be hampered.
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Additionally, the transportationofficials areconcerned that a train could break down between stations, resulting in a track right-of-way evacuation that would put customers, employees and emergency responders at risk, the T said.
The suspension of service will also allow MBTA crews to keep clearing snow and ice from tracks, the third rail and switches. A decision about the status of service for Monday will be made Sunday.
Earlier Friday, the MBTA announced that it will not be offering ‘Late Night’ bus or subway services Saturday night into Sunday morning this weekend. The last subway trains will depart downtown Boston no later than 12:50 a.m. This will allow MBTA personnel to get a jump start on snow-clearing operations and other maintenance activity before 3:30 a.m., the T said.
Customers are advised to check mbta.com/winter for the latest service information.