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Worcester Line Weekend Bus Shuttles

Updated on June 21, 2018

While the MBTA installs equipment needed for Positive Train Control (PTC), bus shuttles will replace weekend Commuter Rail service on varying parts of the Worcester Line.

Shuttles will closely follow the Worcester Line regular weekend schedule, running approximately every 2 hours.

View the Worcester Line live schedule

Phase 2: Weekends June 23 – August 5, 2018

For weekends June 23 to July 29, bus shuttles replace train service between Framingham and South Station.

Free bus shuttles will replace Commuter Rail service between Framingham and Wellesley Farms. After Wellesley Farms, the shuttle will continue to Riverside, where riders can connect to the Green Line.

A one-way subway fare from Riverside costs $2.25 with a CharlieCard ($2.75 with a CharlieTicket).

Commuter Rail service between Worcester and Framingham will be free.

Phase 2 Shuttle Schedule

Download the PDF shuttle schedule


Phase 1: Weekends May 26 – June 17, 2018

For weekends May 26 to June 17, bus shuttles replace train service between Worcester and Framingham stations.

Free bus shuttles will replace Commuter Rail service between Worcester and Framingham.

A one-way Commuter Rail fare between Framingham (Zone 5) and Boston costs $9.25.

Phase 1 Shuttle Schedule

Download the PDF shuttle schedule


FAQ

Where do riders board the shuttle?

We'll post directional signage at every station and on the street to aid riders. (Bus shuttles are unable to enter or turn around at some Commuter Rail stations due to space limitations.)

Why do trains have to stop running?

There will be crews working along the line to install poles, fiber optic cable, signal houses, and antenna. Due to the number of crews working on different activities in different locations, large stretches of track need to be shut down.


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