Post Content

MBTA New Locomotive, South Station, February 7, 2011MassDOT and the MBTA today announced that they are seeking public input as new schedules for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line are being developed as part of a planned expansion of service coming this fall.

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott said “I’m looking forward to hearing directly from our customers how we can better make our service on the Framingham/Worcester Line work better for them.”

With 13,000 customers riding the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line every weekday—and growing— this expansion will build on the additional peak train departures introduced last fall and spring. Additional planned improvements to the Worcester Line include a new station at Yawkey, track and signal upgrades, and adding new trains to the fleet. These investments will increase capacity, allow schedule flexibility, reduce travel time, improve reliability, and enhance safety, comfort and convenience.

The Patrick Administration has long committed to bringing expanded transportation opportunities to the greater Worcester area. This increased Commuter Rail service, developed with direct input from riders, will offer more convenient travel options to riders in and out of Boston.

To help develop an expanded fall 2013 schedule that will best serve customers and stakeholders, The MBTA is looking for customers to take a few moments to answer the questions below:

What train departure times would increase your use of the line?

Which stations would you recommend as express stops and at what times of day?
(Peak hour express service will be at stations that experience high demand and offer pedestrian and bicycle access and sufficient car and bicycle parking.)

What train departure times would best serve reverse and off-peak commuters?

What weekend schedules would be most beneficial?

Suggestions should be emailed by September 18 to: worcesterline2013@mbta.com.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Mark Global Youth Traffic Safety Month posted on May 1

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Mark Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Posted by: Patrick McDonald, CPCU, AIM, AIS Executive Vice President – Business & Clients MAPFRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance recognizes that Massachusetts teen drivers are often inexperienced behind the wheel and are in need of extra support and guidance being new drivers on the road. May   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Mark Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here! posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

What could be better than April breaking the 70 degree mark? The beginning of May, because we’re getting ready for Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year,   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress posted on Apr 28

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access,   …Continue Reading Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress