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Red Line Schedules Update for Monday Evening and Tuesday, June 18th

Posted on June 17, 2019

Commuters are asked to plan additional travel time of 20 minutes.

Supplemental morning and evening Commuter Rail trains will operate between South Station, JFK/UMass, Quincy Center, and Braintree tonight and tomorrow.

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The MBTA today announced a Red Line schedule update for the Monday afternoon commute and Tuesday, and provided an update on recovery efforts on the Red Line.

Schedule Update

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Red Line customers should plan an additional 20 minutes for travel times due to manually operated switches that require trains to travel at a slower speed through a certain segment of Red Line track. 

A majority of countdown clocks have been re-activated at Red Line stations to provide riders with real time information. Crews continue to monitor predictions for accuracy and the remaining station platforms will be re-activated as train arrival prediction accuracy is verified by the MBTA.

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In addition to regularly scheduled trains on the Kingston, Middleborough, and Greenbush Lines, the Commuter Rail will continue to operate supplemental outbound evening service and inbound morning service between South Station, JFK/UMass, Quincy Center, and Braintree tonight and tomorrow. Passengers should show their CharlieCards or CharlieTickets in order to board:

Supplemental Evening Outbound Service for Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18

StationExtra TrainExtra Train Extra Train Extra Train 
StationSouth StationExtra Train3:00 PMExtra Train 4:30 PMExtra Train 6:00 PMExtra Train 7:20 PM
StationJFK/UMassExtra Train3:06 PMExtra Train 4:36 PMExtra Train 6:10 PMExtra Train 7:30 PM
StationQuincy CenterExtra Train3:20 PMExtra Train 4:50 PMExtra Train 6:20 PMExtra Train 7:37 PM
StationBraintreeExtra Train3:25 PMExtra Train 4:56 PMExtra Train 6:30 PMExtra Train 7:45 PM

Supplemental Morning Inbound Service for Tuesday, June 18

StationExtra Train DepartsExtra Train DepartsExtra Train Departs
StationBraintreeExtra Train Departs6:20 AMExtra Train Departs8:00 AMExtra Train Departs9:30 AM
StationQuincy CenterExtra Train Departs6:30 AMExtra Train Departs8:10 AMExtra Train Departs9:37 AM
StationJFK/UMassExtra Train Departs6:50 AMExtra Train Departs8:20 AMExtra Train Departs9:45 AM
StationSouth StationExtra Train Departs7:00 AMExtra Train Departs8:30 AMExtra Train Departs9:55 AM

Recovery and Repair Update

The Red Line derailment is still under investigation. The MBTA, in coordination with LTK Engineering Services for an Independent Review, has ruled out operator error (including speed), foul play, and track infrastructure as the probable cause at this time. 

  • As part of the ongoing investigation, MBTA personnel have disassembled the car that derailed in an attempt to determine the root cause of its failure. While the investigation continues, the MBTA is conducting an audit of the entire Red Line fleet, performing thorough inspections of the cars’ components to ensure all vehicles meet all safety and performance requirements.
  • MBTA workers and contractors continue to repair damaged signals, switches, and bungalows in the area impacted by the derailment. This includes the following repairs and updates for:
    • Repairing and replacing all damaged third rail (approximately 200 feet), and 200 feet of rail near track switches 
    • Wires and cables in the JFK/UMass area. 
    • Power and signal work

MBTA and Red Line Investments

The $8 billion that the MBTA plans to spend over the next 5 years is the most in any 5-year period ever—and this funding will have tangible results and provide a more reliable ride for our customers.

The MBTA is investing nearly $2 billion in the Red and Orange Line improvement program, which will completely replace the cars and signal systems, and upgrade track and maintenance facilities, of both lines. 
The MBTA is investing $350 million on the signal systems and $470 million for track and maintenance facility upgrades.

The MBTA is working to deliver 252 new Red Line cars and expects the first Red Line pilot car to be delivered this summer.
This is aggressive capital spending to completely update these major lines, and customers are going to see tangible results of these investments in the next couple of years.

The MBTA has also made a number of investments along the Red Line since 2015 including replacing third rail and track, and signal work.

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