Nearly 50 commuters have been safely rescued after being stranded for more than two hours on an MBTA train that became disabled between stations.

A T spokesman says the Red Line train lost power between the Quincy Center and Quincy Adams stops Monday because the third rail is covered in snow.

T and Quincy fire personnel succeeded in getting 48 passengers off by about 9 a.m.

The agency was experiencing numerous delays and cancellations because of the latest snowstorm.

The MBTA is providing more limited service than on a typical weekday and is urging those who don't need to travel to stay home.

Rapid transit and subway trains will not run as frequently as they usually do during the morning and evening rush hours.

Many buses are running on snow routes.