Monday, April 29, 2013
The train will make one stop in Framingham on the way.
The MBTA is launching an express train connecting Worcester and Boston today, according to New England Cable News. The commuter rail trip will leave Worcester at 6:20 a.m. and stop just once, in Framingham at 7 a.m., before arriving at South Station just after 7:45 a.m. This new service will cut approximately 20 minutes from the usual trip, train officials told NECN. The new express train will leave South Station and head to Worcester at 5:35 p.m. The cost for a round-trip ticket is $20.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The delays are due to a downed wire on the Amtrak line.
After facing delays and cancellations earlier today, passengers on south side commuter rail lines are likely to experience more delays during the afternoon commute. Commuters traveling on commuter rail lines out of South Station, which includes the Framingham/Worcester line, should anticipate 15- to 30-minute delays during tonight's peak hour service, according to a press release issued this afternoon by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR). The Framingham/Worcester line has a stop in downtown Framingham. The delays are due to an "Amtrak infrastructure issue" that occurred earlier this morning, the press release said. Around 5:10 a.m., the Amtrak rail line experienced a downed wire in the Forest Hills area, affecting …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Close partnership with MBTA and new management team yields significant improvements for commuter rail customers, says Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad posted its best single-month of performance since June of 2009 in December 2011 with an on time percentage of 92.8%, according to a written press release. For the year, Mass Bay Commuter Railroad posted an adjusted on-time percentage of 95.1%, meeting its contractual goal of 95% adjusted, according to the release. There is a commuter rail stop in Framingham at 545 Waverley St. The improvements resulted from a renewed spirit of collaboration with the MBTA, a new senior management team at the Mass Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) and significant investments into service improvement initiatives. “MBCR worked relentlessly in partnership with the MBTA to improve every aspect of our performance, especially …
Monday, August 22, 2011
After a man collapsed on the platform in West Newton, Commuter Rail passengers stepped in to help out.
It wasn't your average commute for a few passengers on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line Monday morning. David Perry, an Ashland resident, as well as Framingham resident Dean Bonis, helped perform CPR on a man at the West Newton station, after the man collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. "I knew I had the training and I knew what to do," Perry told Newton Patch. Newton Fire Chief Paul Chagnon told Newton Patch that the man was reported to be "awake and alert" in the hospital. As the train pulled into the West Newton stop around 8 a.m., Perry and Bonis explained that someone ran onto their cars asking if there was a doctor available, as a man had just collapsed on the platform. Perry, who is a trained CPR instructor, went out …