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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on May 22, 2018

All 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 ActivitiesDay operations (inspection)
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Bus shuttles on weekends.
Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Bus shuttles on weekends.
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesNight operations (testing)
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations (inspection)
Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesNight operations (testing)
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Bus shuttles on weekends. Overnight test trains will run Sunday – Thursday.
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Rock drilling May 27 in Needham (east of Hersey).
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations. Daytime test trains will run on the Stoughton branch Sunday – Wednesday. Bus shuttles midday Monday – Wednesday.