Tag Archive for Commuter Rail

Weekend Commuter Rail Service Resumes September 2nd!

8/24/17 Press release from MassDOT: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Weekend Service to Resume Sept. 2 Major projects completed ahead of schedule; Isolated rail replacement project to be completed between Rockport & Gloucester BOSTON – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) announced today that weekend service on the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line will resume September…

MBTA Releases Holiday Schedule

10.20.16 Here’s the entire press release – BOSTON – The MBTA has released its service schedules for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Fares will not be collected after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on all modes of service. Subway, buses, Commuter Rail, commuter boat/ferry, and the RIDE will all provide regular weekday service on…

Comic Con is Coming

Summer Commuter Rail Trip – The 2016 annual Boston Comic Con is coming, starting with a costume parade August 4th around Quincy Market at noon. Registration begins 11:30am. Dress up as your favorite superhero or comic book character. This parade is a contest open to the public and judged by cosplay impresario Pat Covey. It will begin…

Forget About the Commuter Rail this Weekend

5/10/16 – From the MBTA and MassDOT – Due to necessary construction activity, commuter rail service will be temporarily suspended this weekend between Beverly Depot and North Station in both directions. A temporary weekend schedule for the Newburyport/Rockport Line will be in effect on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. The diversion will allow…

Fare Hikes and Commuter Woes, Officials Hear From Riders

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MBTA officials heard from the public and elected officials yesterday at Breed Middle School in Lynn. There was mixed praise about the second version of the revised commuter rail schedule, with concerns that two express trains would bypass Lynn and Swampscott, only saving Salem riders two minutes in their commutes. Riders also were concerned that looming fare hikes would but more of a burden on the elderly, students and working poor, with some suggesting students and the elderly be spared the raised fares.

The MBTA is taking comments from the public through February 12 and changes would go into effect May 23rd, 2016.

Here’s new schedule information, a complete listing of public hearings and where you can give feedback before the comment period closes.

Complete video below –

Public Hearing on Commuter Rail Not Near Commuter Rail

The MBTA is holding a public hearing at Breed Middle School Monday night, which isn’t exactly near Lynn’s Commuter Rail stop in Central Square. Monday, January 25 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Breed Middle School 90 O’Callaghan Way. Lynn Topics:  Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes How to get there from Central Square tomorrow…

MBTA Announces New Commuter Rail Schedules

11/17/15 – The Newburyport/Rockport line through Lynn will have a new schedule starting December 14, 2015 DELAYED UNTIL SPRING. SEE NEW ANNOUNCEMENT. Preview the new schedule on the MBTA’s website (PDF) From the MBTA’s release this afternoon – BOSTON – The MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will go into effect on the…

No Commuter Rail For the Next Two Weekends

  9/14/15 From massDOT – On the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line, weekend service line will be suspended between Lynn and North Station in both directions Sept. 19th – 20th and Sept. 26th – 27th. Inbound Newburyport/Rockport Line trips will be replaced with shuttle buses from Lynn to the Wonderland Blue Line station for connections with…