- Newburyport/Rockport: Mar.-88% Feb-86% Change-2%
- Fitchburg: Mar.-92% Feb-83% Change-9%
- Gloucester Branch: Mar.-90% Feb-87% Change-3%
- Lowell: Mar.-94% Feb-86% Change-8%
- Haverhill: Mar.-87% Feb-84% Change-3%
- Haverhill via Wildcat: Mar.-90% Feb-79% Change-12%
- Providence: Mar.-79% Feb-80% Change--1%
- Dorchester Branch: Mar.-58% Feb-58% Change-0%
- Franklin via Fairmount: Mar.-56% Feb-47% Change-9%
- Franklin Branch: Mar.-82% Feb-77% Change-5%
- Greenbush: Mar.-97% Feb-96% Change-1%
- Kingston: Mar.-89% Feb-89% Change-.07%
- Middleboro: Mar.-90% Feb-81% Change-8%
- Needham: Mar.-89% Feb-82% Change-7%
- Plymouth: Mar.-96% Feb-86% Change-7%
- Stoughton: Mar.-75% Feb-75% Change-0%
- Worcester: Mar.-92% Feb-85% Change-7%
Note: System on-time performance (OTP) in March was 85.5%, an increase of 5 percentage points over February. Worcester Line weekday performance was at 96% for the month, making this the second strongest weekday line for the month, after Greenbush. Worcester Line service operated at 100% on 9 of the 20 weekdays in March. The performance on the Dorchester Branch and the Franklin via Fairmount Line has been significantly impacted by the MBTA's Columbia Road Bridge replacement project. This project is scheduled to last at least three years. The location of this bridge project and the resulting impact on this heavily traveled line affects both scheduled trains and movements to and from the south side maintenance facilities and occasionally impacts other services.
(Boston, MA) – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and its provider of Commuter Rail service, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), today announced that CSX, which is responsible for train dispatching and track maintenance on the Worcester/ Framingham Commuter Rail Line, will commence an eight-day rail tie replacement project beginning on Sunday, April 13.
Between April 13 and Wednesday, April 16, CSX will undertake a tie replacement project between Westboro and Worcester between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. As a result, commuter rail trains operating during this time period may experience delays of up to 20 minutes while travelling through the work zone. Trains operation after 6:30 p.m. and before 8:30 a.m. may experience shorter delays as the result of speed restrictions related to the work.
Work is expected to resume the week of April 20 through April 23 in the immediate Worcester area. This schedule is expected to significantly reduce work-related delays.
Further information about this project, which is part of CSX’s ongoing maintenance program to ensure safe and efficient rail service, is available at the MBTA website (http://www.mbta.com/.) Daily updates will be also displayed on station LED monitors and available from Train Crews.
The MBTA and MBCR wish to apologize to customers on the Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line for any inconvenience they may experience as a result of this important
Further information about this project is available at the MBTA website (http://www.mbta.com/). Daily updates will be also displayed on station LED monitors and available from Train Crews.
The MBTA and MBCR wish to apologize to customers on the Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line for any inconvenience they may experience as a result of this important maintenance activity. The MBTA and MBCR thank these customers for their understanding and continued support of commuter rail.
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company, LLC (MBCR) is a partnership of Veolia Transportation, one of Europe’s largest passenger transportation companies; Bombardier Transportation, the world’s leader in the manufacture and maintenance of passenger rail vehicles; and Alternate Concepts, a Boston-based transportation operations and consulting firm with expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of rail transit systems. MBCR operates and maintains the fifth largest commuter rail network in the United States under a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. MBCR provides service to 40 million passengers a year in nearly 80 cities and towns in Massachusetts, as well as Providence, RI.