Orange Line commuters should notice speed improvement at Forest Hills
Trains that have been crawling into and out of Forest Hills should be a bit perkier effective today, an MBTA spokesman says.
Train operators had been ordered to go no faster than 10 m.p.h. for the past week as the T repairs the crossover tracks right before the station - and riders report they would often just stop right before or after the station.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the T's signal department gave operators permission to get up to 18 m.p.h. for the remaining two months of the crossover work. Once the work is done, trains will be able to glide into and out of the station at the normal 25 m.p.h., he said.