Commuter Rail embarks on winter prep as temperatures drop

BOSTON (WHDH) - Temperatures are starting to drop and Keolis, the company that runs the Commuter Rail, said they will begin their winter weather preparations.

Keolis said starting Thursday, crews will patrol every track, train and switch to check fluids and de-ice all doors. Heaters will also be placed on all switches and many trains will run all night or stay idle so they remain warm and do not stall out.

Memories are recent for commuters, who remember when trains were breaking down because of the record snow and extreme cold two winters ago. Keolis said they are ready to face winter this year and make sure this does not happen again.

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