Skip to main content

PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on July 12, 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 (Fitchburg to Wachusett)
Night operations July 18-19 (Porter to Littleton)
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC Activities

Day and night operations. Overnight welding July 14 in Newton. Daytime rock drilling (Framingham to Boston) as needed.

Worcester branch weekend bus shuttles

Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC Activities

Day and night operations

Orange Line evening and weekend bus shuttles

Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations; overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations (testing)
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC Activities

Day operations. Daytime test trains Saturday – Wednesday on the Stoughton branch.

Stoughton branch weekday bus shuttles