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Needham Line Service Changes

no service No Saturday Service

August 3 – November 10, 2019

There will be no Saturday service on the Needham Line while we upgrade the signal system as part of Positive Train Control (PTC). Please note: The Needham Line does not run on Sundays.

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

How do I get around?

Connecting MBTA bus and subway services are available.

You can also use our trip planner to find alternate routes.

From Needham Heights, Needham Center, or Needham Junction

bus Take Route 59 to Newton Highlands on the Green Line D Branch or to Watertown Square.

Customers who typically board at Hersey Station are encouraged to travel to Needham Junction or West Roxbury Station, as there are no connecting MBTA services at Hersey.

From West Roxbury, Highland, Bellevue, or Roslindale Village

bus Take Routes 35, 36, or 37 to Forest Hills on the Orange Line, which serves Ruggles and Back Bay.


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