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Franklin Line Service Changes

Shuttles between Forge Park/495 and Readville

Weekends Through March 2020

Bus shuttles replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Readville Stations while we upgrade the signal system as part of Positive Train Control (PTC). Also during this work, connecting train service between Readville and South Station will be on the Fairmount Line.

PTC will improve safety on Commuter Rail by automatically reducing a train’s speed or even stopping it to avoid a collision or derailment.

Diagram of the Franklin Line, showing shuttles between Forge Park and Readville. Shuttles do not stop at Norwood Depot, Islington, and Endicott. Between Readville and South Station, trains will run on the Fairmount Line.

no service Between Forge Park/495 and Readville, shuttles bypass 3 stations

Due to the close proximity of adjacent stations, shuttles will not stop at:

If you are continuing on to South Station, you’ll transfer from a shuttle to a Fairmount Line train at Readville.

Note: The last 2 trips of the night, which depart Forge Park/495 at 8:40 PM and 10:40 PM, are shuttle-only all the way to South Station.

no service Between Readville and South Station, trains will not stop at 2 stations

Connecting train service between Readville and South Station will be on the Fairmount Line and will not stop at:

  • Ruggles
  • Back Bay

Note: The last trip of the night is shuttle-only and departs South Station at 11:20 PM.

If you're traveling to South Station from Readville, please plan for extra time to make regular Fairmount Line stops.

Shuttle Schedule

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accessible Shuttle Accessibility

Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.