Monday, May 11, 2009

Commuter Rail Schedule Update

Received some RailMail recently, advising of upcoming schedule changes.

On Monday May 18th, 2009, new schedules will go into effect on the Franklin, Middleborough/Lakeville, Framingham/Worcester, Needham and Providence Lines.

Changes to the Worcester Line will affect one inbound and one outbound weekend train ONLY.

Weekend – INBOUND

Train P552: the 09:35am departure from Worcester will leave 10 minutes earlier at 09:25am arriving in Boston 10 minutes earlier. This adjustment was made due to a schedule conflict with other trains along the line.

Weekend – OUTBOUND

Train P553: the 07:50am will leave Boston 10 minutes earlier at 07:40am arriving in Worcester 10 minutes earlier.

Additional schedule information and printable PDF copies of all schedules are available at the following link on our website:

They will also be available on the MBTA website at the following link: as of Monday, May 18th.

In our efforts to “Go-Green” we will be printing a limited number of pocket schedules and ask that you to print copies from one of the above links.

Commuter rail service information, including updated commuter rail advisories/alerts is available on the MBTA website at, or by calling the MBTA’s Customer Support Services Center at 617-222-3200.

Thank you for riding commuter rail.
Customer ServiceMassachusetts Bay Commuter Rail
Operating the Commuter Rail on behalf of the MBTA


Richard said...

I was wondering if anyone has noticed that the 6:55am train from Worcester has been one car short for at least a week. The train pretty much fills up by Framingham. I wonder if it has something to do with the malfunctioning car that caused the 6:55 to be over an hour late a week ago Monday. It also seems that the 5pm out of South Station has been without a car.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed it too. My guess was that it's another cost cutting measure. I feel bad for anyone boarding on/after Framingham.

Anonymous said...

There was not any CSX signal problem. The disabled train P502 was in a postion close to the switch that would not allow the P504 out of the MBCR facility. This is a safety feature of the signal system that was working as intended. CSX cut off a locomotive from a freight train to shove the P502 out of the way but by this time MBCR mechanical fixed the P502 problem. CSX provided support and assistance and all issues were MBCR related.