Keolis releases video announcing commuter rail winter preparations

BOSTON (WHDH) - Keolis Commuter Services, the company that operates the MBTA commuter rail services, announced its preparations for winter weather in a video released Sunday.

The company released a video statement showing crews salting tracks and platforms throughout the weekend.

General Manager David Scorey said that employees have worked on winter plans since last spring.

Keolis said extra equipment was purchased to prepare for winter snow and to ease commuters’ concerns that weather will impact commuter rail service throughout the day.

The video comes days after a commuter rail train struck a car on the Fitchburg Line in Belmont, causing major delays for commuters. The MBTA brought shuttle buses to stranded passengers.

Police said the 58-year-old woman driving the SUV managed to get two children out of the car before it was struck by the train on Friday. The woman was then struck by her own car. A third child was still in the car but was not injured.

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