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Article Dated: April 28, 2017
Contact: MassDOT Press Office
Phone: 857-368-8500

PTC-related public meetings in Newburyport and Beverly will be rescheduled

 BOSTON –The MBTA has announced that public meetings scheduled on the North Shore on Monday, May 1, and Tuesday, May 2, in Newburyport and Beverly regarding Positive Train Control (PTC) installation and the Beverly Drawbridge Project are being postponed and will be rescheduled. The postponement will allow the MBTA to further evaluate travel options for its customers who will be impacted with necessary commuter rail service adjustments occurring this summer and ending on September 30. In addition to scheduled PTC-related weekend service shutdowns for the Newburyport and Rockport Commuter Rail Lines, there will be a 28-day shutdown of service to stations north of Salem Station in order to replace the 130-year-old Beverly Drawbridge, which is used by trains.   

The MBTA at this time isworking on travel options for its customers and anticipates the presentation of these options at public meetings to be held this spring. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks on the dates for train service suspensions at various station locations.

For more information regarding PTC implementation on the MBTA Commuter Rail system, please visit

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