Franklin Line Service Changes
Shuttles between Forge Park/495 and Readville
Weekends, September 7 – November 24, 2019
Bus shuttles replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Readville Stations while we upgrade the signal system as part of Positive Train Control (PTC). Also during this work, connecting train service between Readville and South Station will be on the Fairmount Line.
PTC will improve safety on Commuter Rail by automatically reducing a train’s speed or even stopping it to avoid a collision or derailment.
Between Forge Park/495 and Readville, shuttles bypass 3 stations
Due to the close proximity of adjacent stations, shuttles will not stop at:
- Endicott: Please use Readville or Dedham Corp Center
- Islington: Please use Dedham Corp Center
- Norwood Depot Station: Please use Norwood Central or Dedham Corp Center
If you are continuing on to South Station, you’ll transfer from a shuttle to a Fairmount Line train at Readville.
Note: The last 2 trips of the night, which depart Forge Park/495 at 8:40 PM and 10:40 PM, are shuttle-only all the way to South Station.
Between Readville and South Station, trains will not stop at 2 stations
Connecting train service between Readville and South Station will be on the Fairmount Line and will not stop at:
- Back Bay
Note: The last trip of the night is shuttle-only and departs South Station at 11:20 PM.
If you're traveling to South Station from Readville, please plan for extra time to make regular Fairmount Line stops.
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Shuttles between Forge Park/495 and Franklin
Weekdays, 8 AM – 3:30 PM, through October 2019
Bus shuttles replace Franklin Line service between Forge Park/495 and Franklin stations while we work on a necessary tie job replacement project to improve reliability. Shuttles will operate on a regular train schedule.
- Forge Park/495: pickup and dropoff in the main station parking lot near the shelter
- Franklin: pickup and dropoff at the end of the parking lot driveway
Affected trips include:
Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.