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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on March 21, 2019

All Positive Train Control 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 ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineFitchburgOngoing PTC ActivitiesNight operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday, between Boston and Fitchburg.
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday.
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test trains Tuesday – Saturday.
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone