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63 Trips Being Restored To MBTA Commuter Rail Services

Commuters wait on the platform in Salem earlier this month as an MBTA commuter rail train arrives. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Commuters wait on the platform in Salem earlier this month as an MBTA commuter rail train arrives. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The company that runs the MBTA's commuter rail services is restoring 63 trips as it continues to recover from a winter of heavy snow and frigid temperatures that crippled service.

Keolis Commuter Services says the extra 63 trips will be added on most lines starting Monday and are part of an effort to restore full service by the end of March.

Commuters are urged to visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's website to check the updated schedules.

The MBTA, the nation's oldest public transit system, was plagued by equipment failures during a winter that dropped more than nine feet of snow in the Boston area, resulting in delayed and canceled trains and hours-long commutes. The entire system was shut down for more than 24 hours following one storm.

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