After taking the Fitchburg Line home earlier this month, customer Selena Tan told the T, "the new GPS notification of train arrival at the platform is excellent! It makes all the difference to know whether to scramble to catch a connecting bus around the corner or just wait patiently because the train is a little late. Thanks!"
The installation of Global Positioning Satellite equipment on the Commuter Rail network allows the MBTA to provide customers waiting on the platform with a six-minute countdown displayed on electronic message boards.
Real-time arrival information became available on the Fitchburg line on February 11 and is now available on all MBTA commuter rail lines with two exceptions. The Newburyport & Rockport line will receive the service next week, and the Providence/Stoughton line on March 9.
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