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New Framingham/Worcester Line Commuter Rail Schedule Boosts Service in MetroWest

February 27, 2014


Yesterday afternoon, the MBTA announced a new Framingham/Worcester line commuter rail schedule, boosting service on the entire line, including the addition of trains and stops in Ashland, Framingham and Natick. The schedule will go into effect on March 10.

“Public transportation must be dependable, reliable and consistent for all commuters,” said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “I am thrilled that the new Framingham/Worcester line schedule now best reflects the needs of MetroWest commuters, our local businesses and our community.”

Earlier proposed changes to the schedule eliminated important rush hour express train stops in Natick and Framingham, resulting in significant gaps in service during critical commuting times. Senator Spilka heard from many constituents who rely on the commuter rail for transportation to and from Boston and have chosen to live in these areas based on their close proximity to commuter rail stops. In response to these concerns, Senator Spilka worked closely with the MBTA to maintain the beneficial increases in service for Ashland and restore the cut express train stops in Framingham and Natick.

The new schedule includes additional stops in Ashland and reverses the initially proposed cuts. Morning and evening rush hour express trains include a stop in Framingham, and the evening rush hour commute includes an added stop in Natick.

Click here to view the full schedule.


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