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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on June 14, 2019

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 ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineFitchburgOngoing PTC ActivitiesNight operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday between Ayer and Fitchburg/Wachusett.
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday between Framingham and Worcester.
Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesNight operations. Overnight testing across the line, June 17 – 21.
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday, scheduled to resume June 24.
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone