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Join the discussion: Boston doesn’t work if the T doesn’t work

Commuters waited for the T to arrive at Ruggles Station.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Marilyn Rabinovitz was running late. Again.

It was an early morning in November, and Rabinovitz had left her home in Stoughton with plenty of time to get her 7:25 train. There were no school buses today to slow her down, so she pulled into the Canton Junction commuter rail stop, climbed to the platform and held her breath. Then she waited. And waited.

At 7:37, she called work. “The train still isn’t here,” she sighed. “And I don’t know when it’s gonna get here.”

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