Thousands of folks were again moving throughout the region, as the MBTA got back into action Wednesday following a shut down for the blizzard.

As expected, there were some delays and cancelations across all modes of public transportation, but the MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo will take that any day.

Of the more than 100 Orange, Green, Red and Blue line trains running today, only six went disabled during the morning rush. Not bad given the conditions, the age of the system – and the 30-40 year red and orange line trains. 

"When you consider that this was the sixth largest snowstorm in Boston history and it ended just a few hours before 5 a.m., I think the T performed quite well under those circumstances," Pesaturo said. 

The cold was as big a threat to a smooth day on the rails as the snow. And ridership ranged from only about a third to a half the usual levels on Wednesday. With temperatures again below freezing and ridership closer to normal levels, Thursday will be a whole new test.

"We’ll spend the overnight hours trying to store as many of those trains indoors as possible," Pesaturo said. "Inside the maintenance facilities and perhaps keep some of them inside the tunnels to get them out of the elements."

Some delays are likely throughout the evening and Thursday. The MBTA is urging riders to keep an eye on the MBTA website and their Twitter feed for more information.