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June 11, 2019

Red Line Service Restored for Braintree and Ashmont Lines; Riders Encouraged to Plan for Added Commuting Time

The MBTA announced that Red Line service to Ashmont and Braintree is restored following this morning’s incident and shared important schedule updates and details for riders depending on their commute.

June 5, 2019

Bus Schedule Changes for Summer 2019

The summer schedule begins Sunday, June 23, 2019.

May 21, 2019

MBTA Control Board Approves Project to Upgrade North Station Signal System

The $26.5 million contract will rebuild the signal system that controls the movement of Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains in and out of North Station with a state-of-the-art system that will improve efficiency and safety.

May 15, 2019

Trains Between Rockport and West Gloucester Replaced with Shuttle Buses for 2 Weeks Beginning June 1

To accommodate the Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project, the MBTA will replace all weekday and weekend Rockport Line trains from Rockport to West Gloucester with free buses beginning June 1 through June 16.

May 14, 2019

Reminder: Medford Street Bridge on Schedule to Close on Friday, May 17

The MBTA is reminding the public that the GLX project will close the Medford Street Bridge in Somerville on the evening of Friday, May 17. The bridge will remain closed through the spring of 2020.

April 29, 2019

MBTA Moves Ahead with Overhaul of 27 Additional Commuter Rail Locomotives

The additional overhauls are part of a strategy to improve locomotive reliability in the near term while simultaneously studying ways in which the entire Commuter Rail network can function in the future through Rail Vision.

April 29, 2019

MBTA Board Awards Contract for New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

When complete, the new Chelsea Station will be a fully accessible intermodal facility that connects the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Lines to the Silver Line 3-Chelsea service.

April 22, 2019

Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020

Somerville will close Medford St near Gilman Sq on May 17 through spring 2020 to advance the SHS Project, which also benefits construction efforts underway for GLX.

April 8, 2019

Reminder: Washington Street Bridge Closure Begins Tonight as Green Line Extension Project Advances

The MBTA reminds the public that the Washington Street Bridge (Underpass) in East Somerville will close tonight, April 8, with a new bridge to be constructed through the fall 2020.

April 8, 2019

Patriots’ Day/Boston Marathon: Special Commuter Rail Pass and MBTA Service Information for April 15

The special $15 Marathon Pass is valid for all-day, unlimited travel on all Commuter Rail lines through all zones on April 15.