South Shore riders could see delays because of the heat beginning Thursday

South Shore passengers may encounter delays over the next several days thanks to the rising temperatures. According to the commuter rail line those delays could reach up to 20 minutes.

When temperatures exceed 95 degrees, they must operate trains at a reduced speed to compensate for heat related stress on the tracks, switches and signals.

Forecasters predict air temperatures could reach 95 degrees over the next few days with heat index values up to 105 degrees.

You may also notice the center doors will remain closed on some trains. During non-rush times conductors will use the end doors to help keep as much cool air as possible inside the train cars.  

To check train delays visit the South Shore's website. You can also download the mobile app or register for free text or email alerts. 

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