Weekend Framingham/Worcester Line Replaced by Buses between Wellesley Farms and Back Bay/South Station Sept. 16-17, 23-24
BOSTON – As the MBTA, with support from Keolis Commuter Services, makes infrastructure improvements to the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, necessary construction work will mean that weekend train service between Wellesley Farms and South Station will be replaced with bus shuttles beginning Saturday, September 16, and continuing through Sunday, September 24.Inbound Framingham/Worcester Line commuter rail trains will terminate at Wellesley Farms where passengers can connect with shuttle buses to Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville or toward Back Bay and South Station. Boston Landing and Yawkey Stations will be closed for the duration of these weekend outages.
There will be no direct inbound shuttle bus from Newton stations to Boston. Instead, all inbound Newton passengers are encouraged to park at Riverside Station and utilize the Green Line to Boston or may also choose to travel on shuttle buses providing transportation from Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville Stations to Riverside.
Passengers seeking outbound Framingham/Worcester Line service from South Station and Back Bay or Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville may board shuttle buses to Wellesley Farms for the commuter rail connection and should allow additional travel time of approximately twenty to thirty minutes. Bicycles will not be permitted on shuttle buses.
Crews will be performing necessary track work for a new interlocking system in the Brighton area. This work will further improve the flow of train traffic in the area, reducing instances of delays.
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