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Transit systems falter in the cold

Single-digit temperatures early Thursday, the coldest day in almost a year, sparked a slew of transportation delays around the region, leaving ­riders disgruntled at late arrivals and missed appointments.

As bitter cold swept across Eastern Massachusetts during the morning commute, 10 of the MBTA system’s 129 trains experienced mechanical problems, while a broken rail at the Central Square T stop, also caused by extreme cold, interrupted service for almost two hours.

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