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MBTA assures Bostonians it’s ready for winter

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With the transit struggles of last year’s winter still fresh in the memories of Bostonians, the MBTA is assuring commuters that everything will be all right this time.

“We’ve done a ton of work to prepare for the winter, and I anticipate that that work will be put to good use starting tonight,” MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola assured the public.

“We accomplished everything plus a little more that we wanted to get done this year, so we are very comfortable going into this winter where we are.”

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NBC Boston reports that “the MBTA spent the past few months winterizing its system, hoping the preparation will prevent a repeat of last year. The prep includes replacement of 10 miles of the third rail on the Red Line and putting third rail heaters on the Orange Line. The T will also be using a new de-icer on the third rail.”

All of this comes on the heels of delays on the Braintree branch on Tuesday morning.

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