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PTC Weekly Activities

Updated on October 14, 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 ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineFitchburgOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations.
Commuter Rail LineFramingham/WorcesterOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineFranklinOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. No weekend service September 7 - November 24.
Commuter Rail LineGreenbushOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineHaverhillOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations.
Commuter Rail LineKingston/PlymouthOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineLowellOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay operations.
Commuter Rail LineMiddleborough/LakevilleOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone
Commuter Rail LineNeedhamOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. No Saturday service August 3 – November 9. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday start October 13.
Commuter Rail LineNewburyport/RockportOngoing PTC ActivitiesDay and night operations. Overnight test trains Sunday – Thursday along the Newburyport and Rockport Lines.
Commuter Rail LineProvidence/StoughtonOngoing PTC ActivitiesNone