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To our Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail customers:

Two important construction projects are happening this summer on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line which will help to improve safety and service. Alternative travel options are being provided to keep you moving. 

To learn more: attend a public meeting, view the information below, or call 617-222-3200.

When and where are the public meetings?

June 5 in Gloucester
6:30 pm
Gloucester City Hall/Kyrouz Auditorium
9 Dale Avenue

June 6 in Beverly
6:00 pm
Beverly Senior Center
90 Colon Street

June 8 in Newburyport
6:30 pm
City Hall Auditorium
60 Pleasant Street

What construction projects are being done?

The MBTA will install Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that have been federally mandated. PTC is designed to improve safety by reducing train collisions and derailments. And during this time, the MBTA will also replace the Beverly Drawbridge.

When is it happening? And how will it impact service? 

On weekends, from July 8 to September 30

Trains will not run. To keep you moving, the MBTA will use bus shuttles to transport riders Saturdays and Sundays.

On weekdays, from July 17 to August 13

Trains will run only between Salem Station and Boston.
Free bus shuttles will operate north of Salem Station so riders can get on the train at Salem Station.

Weekend plan and schedule

View weekend service plan frequently asked questions
Download the weekend service plan flyer with schedule PDF
Learn more about PTC

Weekday plan and schedule

View weekday service plan frequently asked questions
Download the weekday service plan flyer with schedule PDF
Learn more about the Beverly Drawbridge reconstruction

 Public Meeting Documents

 Public Meetings Deck

For more information or to plan your trip

Call 617-222-3200.

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