Although tonight's storm will likely bring more rain than snow to the Newton area, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad is making sure local stations are prepared.
According to a press release issued Wednesday evening, the MBCR is deploying engineering crews to all commuter rail stations to clear snow and salt walkways.
In addition, the MBCR urges commuters to be careful while boarding and exiting trains tonight and during the morning commute Thursday.
The Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line passes through three stations in Newton, including Auburndale, West Newton and Newtonville.
The following is a press release issued by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad:
In preparation for the snow storm that has been forecast by the National Weather Service to begin with this evening, Wednesday, December 26 and expected to last into Thursday morning’s commute, MBCR’s engineering crews will be deployed at all commuter rail stations to clear snow and salt walkways.
At this time we anticipate being able to operate our normal service but we do recommend that you watch/listen to your local media outlets, the MBTA website or monitor the T-Alerts for updates; weather conditions could change resulting in delays or even cancellations depending on the severity of the storm as it progresses. If you do not already receive T-Alerts, you may sign up to receive them for your line and train by logging onto: http://www.talerts.com/
MBCR wants to ensure the safety of all of our passengers so we ask that you please watch your footing and hold onto the handrails when boarding and exiting the trains.
Thank you for riding the commuter rail.