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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on June 1, 2020

All Positive Train Control activities along the Commuter Rail lines listed below are within the MBTA right-of-way. This schedule is a projection for planned PTC activities in the weeks ahead and is subject to change.

Commuter Rail LineOngoing PTC Activities
Commuter Rail LineFairmountOngoing PTC ActivitiesOvernight test train Sunday.
Commuter Rail LineFitchburgOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Overnight test train Monday.
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC Activities

Day and night operations. Weekend shuttles run through July 2020. Overnight test trains from Boston to Framingham, Sunday – Thursday.

Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations.
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesOvernight test train Wednesday.
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations.
Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesOvernight test trains Thursday.
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Overnight test trains Wednesday – Thursday.
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesOvernight test trains Monday – Tuesday.
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone.
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test train Sunday on Newburyport Line and Tuesday on Rockport Line.
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone.

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