Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This does not comfort me

MBTA works to replace deteriorating Red Line railroad ties

MBTA officials say the Red Line’s railroad ties that extend over the Longfellow Bridge are in such bad shape, they need to be replaced immediately.

Last Thursday, trains were ordered to slow down over the bridge after crews found the ties “exhibited signs of deterioration,” said T spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

During the weekend of June 21 and 22, Red Line service over the bridge will be suspended while workers replace more ties.