The commuter rail struggled with delays in the winter of 2015.Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

The MBTA has fined Keolis — the operator of the commuter rail — $1.6 million for less than stellar service in January and February, reports The Boston Globe.


Commuter frustration was palpable during those months as consistent delays and cancellations frustrated riders during a historically harsh winter season. Keolis was fined for dirty and late trains, among other problems, according to the Globe.


Keolis did not respond to requests for comment, according to the Globe.