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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on June 29, 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 trains Sunday and Wednesday.
Commuter Rail LineFitchburgOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Overnight test trains Monday and Thursday.
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC Activities

Day and night operations. Weekday and weekend shuttles run from Boston to Framingham. Weekend shuttles run through July 2020

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

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