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Needham Line: Current

Planned schedule change on Needham Line. Train 1617 will depart South Station tonight only at 12:10 AM to accomodate July 4th celebrations. Thank you.

Last Updated: 7/4/2015 3:56:26 PM

Reminder: July 4th only, no bikes will be allowed on Commuter Rail trains after 6 PM. Thank you.

Affected routes:
Framingham/Worcester Line
Needham Line
Franklin Line
Fairmount Line
Providence/Stoughton Line
Middleborough/Lakeville Line
Kingston/Plymouth Line
Greenbush Line

Last Updated: 7/4/2015 3:41:57 PM

Needham Line: Upcoming

Starting Monday: Effective July 6, the "honor box" payment system will no longer exist at MBTA parking lots. For more information, please visit www.mbta.com/parking.

Effective Monday, July 6, 2015, PayByPhone customers can make payment over the phone at 1-866-234-7275 or by using the PayByPhone app. Customers are encouraged to sign up for PayByPhone at www.paybyphone.com.

For customers who choose not to sign up for PayByPhone, the MBTA will mail a monthly invoice to the address listed on the vehicle owner's registration. Customers choosing the invoice method of payment will pay 50 cents more than PayByPhone customers. If invoices remain unpaid for more than thirty days, subsequent reminder invoices and notices of non-payment will be accompanied by a fine. Similar to All Electronic Tolling used on the Tobin Bridge, this payment system is licensed plate based and eliminates the need to pay for MBTA parking using cash.

Last Updated: 6/18/2015 6:26:55 AM

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Needham Line: Ongoing

Needham Line schedule will be modified beginning Monday, April 27, 2015, due to Amtrak repairing the signal system damaged by the recent Forest Hills fire.

The following Needham Line schedules will be temporarily modified:

Inbound:

- Train 602 will depart Needham Heights at 6:40 a.m. - 5 minutes earlier
- Train 610 will depart Needham Heights at 9:50 a.m. - 10 minutes later
- Train 612 will depart Needham Heights at 11:03 a.m. - 8 minutes later
- Train 616 will depart Needham Heights at 2:38 p.m. - 12 minutes earlier
- Train 618 will depart Needham Heights at 3:44 p.m. - 11 minutes earlier

Outbound:

- Train 607 will depart South Station at 7:28 a.m. - 11 minutes earlier
- Train 609 will depart South Station at 8:55 a.m. - 10 minutes later
- Train 611 will depart South Station at 10:10 a.m. - 10 minutes later
- Train 615 will depart South Station at 1:45 p.m. - 10 minutes earlier
- Train 617 will depart South Station at 2:50 p.m. - 10 minutes earlier
- Train 619 will depart South Station at 4:02 p.m. - 2 minutes later

Last Updated: 4/22/2015 10:21:12 AM

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