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No Weekend Service on Needham Commuter Rail Line from Sept. 2 to Nov. 18

BOSTON - From September 2 through November 18, there will be no weekend Needham Line train service while Positive Train Control (PTC) is installed. Connecting MBTA services are available.

PTC is a federally mandated, safety control system that prevents train-on-train collisions and human error. Over the next few months, PTC will be installed on all commuter rail lines. During installation, rail service will be suspended to ensure the safety of construction crews.
To get around on the Needham Line during construction, connecting MBTA bus and subway services are available from Needham Line stations:
  • From Needham Heights, Needham Center, and Needham Junction, the Route 59 bus service connects to Newton Highlands on the Green Line D Branch and to Watertown Square.
  • From West Roxbury, Highland, Bellevue, and Roslindale Village, Bus Routes 35, 36, and 37 connect to and from Forest Hills on the Orange Line, which also serves Ruggles and Back Bay.
  • Customers who typically board at Hersey Station are encouraged to travel to Needham Junction or West Roxbury Stations instead as there are no direct connecting MBTA services at Hersey.

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