Friday, June 20, 2008

Worcester Line Rail Work and Weekend Schedule Change

Wow! It has been a busy day here at the Train Stopping blog.

I just received two emails from the MBCR RailMail. One email pertains to some rail work occurring on the Worcester-Framingham line this Sunday, June 22nd. The other email was about a new weekend schedule on the Worcester line.

Here are the emails:

Rail Work (what I can't deduce from the message - is the rail work just this Sunday or is it ongoing?).

To all our Worcester/Framingham Line customers:

Beginning Sunday, June 22 , 2008, CSX will be performing rail replacement on the Worcester Line for the entire day. During this work, trains will be bused between Grafton and Worcester affecting the following trains:

SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2008
Inbound Trains:
  • P552 - Bus from Worcester (departing at 9:25am) to Grafton.
  • P556 - Bus from Worcester (departing at 2:15pm) to Grafton.
  • P560 - Bus from Worcester (departing at 6:05pm) to Grafton.
  • P562 - Bus from Worcester (departing at 8:15pm) to Grafton.
Outbound Trains:
  • P553 – Bus from Grafton (departing at 8:57am) to Worcester.
  • P557 - Bus from Grafton (departing at 1:49pm) to Worcester.
  • P561- Bus from Grafton (departing at 5:39pm) to Worcester.
  • P563- Bus from Grafton (departing at 7:07pm) to Worcester.
We apologize for any inconvenience you experience because of this project.

Commuter rail service information is available on the MBTA website at by calling the MBTA Customer Support Services Center at 617-222-3200.

Weekend Schedule:
To all of our Worcester Line Customers
Exciting changes to your Weekend schedule!

We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, June 23rd, 2008 we will introduce a new weekend schedule for the Worcester Line. We have added, for your convenience, a “bicycle symbol” to the trains that will now allow bikes to be brought on the commuter rail.

The new schedule is attached for your convenience.

This schedule may also be found on the MBTA’s website at

Thank you for riding the commuter rail.

I've posted the weekend schedules below.

And here's the link to subscribe to the MBCR's RailMail.

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