SPECIAL $10 SUMMER WEEKEND COMMUTER RAIL FARE BEGINS JUNE 9

Now available on the mTicket app, $10 all-weekend fares valid on all Commuter Rail lines and all zones, June 9 – September 2, 2018 BOSTON – June 7, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, announced today that special $10 summer weekend fare on the Commuter Rail are now […]

KEOLIS AWARDS $25,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

25 Keolis Scholars earn $1,000 to help pay for college, job training at UMass Club event   BOSTON – May 29, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, today awarded $25,000 to local students as part of its Keolis Scholars program. Twenty-five students from Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn and […]

Keolis Announces Return of CapeFLYER Service to Hyannis

Beginning May 25, Special Cape Cod Train operated by Keolis will resume weekend trips  BOSTON – May 18, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, today announced that the CapeFLYER will return for another summer of service from Boston’s South Station to Cape Cod. Offering round trips, the service will […]

Keolis Event Management App Finalist for MITX Technology Innovation Award

Event Management app selected in category for best employee efficiency technology; helped to manage complex situations impacting commuter rail this past winter BOSTON – May 17, 2018 – The Event Management app created by Keolis and its technology developer partner Bowst earned recognition as a finalist in the 2018 Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) […]

Commuter Rail Announces Spring/Summer Schedules Effective May 21

Adjustments intended to improve reliability, more service added to Boston  BOSTON – May 15, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, today announced that spring/summer schedules go into effect on Monday, May 21. These minor changes are designed to utilize new or improved track infrastructure, eliminate freight conflicts […]

Keolis We Care Teams Commemorate Earth Month Through Commuter Rail Neighborhood Cleanups

Initiative collected 1,000 discarded needles, filled 60 trash bags across the rail network BOSTON – May 2, 2018 – As part of the Keolis We Care initiative and Earth Month, employees and volunteers from Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) dedicated time and resources during April to help beautify, improve and clean up neighborhoods around commuter rail […]

Keolis Announces Updated MBTA Commuter Rail App

Enhancements focused on further improving passenger communications BOSTON – April 24, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for the commuter rail, announced today an updated MBTA Commuter Rail App that includes an easier-to-use interface and several new or improved features. These new or improved features include push notification train alerts, average […]

Keolis, MBTA to Provide Extra Trains, Offer All-Day Travel Commemorative Marathon Ticket

Unlimited Framingham/Worcester travel with All-day Marathon Pass made available for second year BOSTON – April 12, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, will provide marathon fans with a convenient ticketing option to view the Boston Marathon at multiple points along the course. A $20 ticket will allow all-day, […]

Keolis Commuter Services President Selected As Top 100 Most Influential People of Color in Boston

Gerald Francis recognized at Get Konnected! 10th anniversary event  BOSTON – March 30, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, congratulates Gerald Francis, President of Keolis, for his selection as one of Boston’s top 100 most influential people of color. Get Konnected! (GK100) and Colette Phillips Communications announced the […]

Commuter Rail Preparing for Winter Storm

Commuter rail will operate a normal level of service on Thursday, March 22, Resources and personnel mobilized in advance of winter storm  BOSTON – March 21, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) and the MBTA are preparing for the fourth winter storm to impact the region in less than a month. In advance of snowfall expected […]

Commuter Rail to Provide Increased Capacity for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade spectators are asked to leave backpacks and water-bottles at home BOSTON – March 16, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, wishes everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day holiday and asks passengers to please celebrate safely. Commuter rail trains on Sunday will operate with extra seating capacity to accommodate the higher levels of ridership […]

Commuter Rail to Operate “Extremely Reduced” Schedule Tuesday

Passengers who must travel are urged to use caution as a foot of snow is forecasted with potential for blizzard conditions BOSTON – March 12, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) and the MBTA are preparing for the third significant winter storm over the last 11 days. Due to the forecasted high snow totals, potential for […]

Commuter Rail Teams Prepare Ahead of Storm

Crews positioned across the commuter rail network to respond to tidal flooding, high winds and snow BOSTON – March 1, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for a winter storm expected to arrive Thursday evening and last into Saturday morning. Additional resources are being deployed to protect […]

MBTA Red Line Customers Impacted by Incident Have Commuter Rail Option

Kingston, Middleboro and Greenbush Commuter Rail Trains to Operate Modified Service Through Today BOSTON – February 21, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, announced today that the Kingston/Plymouth, Middleboro and Greenbush lines will make additional stops at Red Line stations to accommodate passengers impacted by the Red Line disruption. The following modifications […]

Commuter Rail Teams Prepare Ahead of Expected Winter Weather

Additional crews, resources secured to operate normal commuter rail schedule; Passengers reminded to use caution on platforms BOSTON – February 6, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for winter weather expected to arrive Wednesday by deploying additional resources, including approximately 350 personnel, equipment, sand and salt. According […]

Keolis Graduates Largest Class of New Assistant Conductors

Team of 27 begins working on the railroad this week to help improve the passenger experience BOSTON – January 25, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, graduated a class of 27 assistant conductors on Tuesday from its Somerville training facility. This is the largest class in the history of the commuter rail and […]

Commuter Rail Teams Prepare Ahead of Snowfall and Encourage Passengers Traveling Wednesday to Use Caution

Forecasts suggest 4 – 7 inches of snow across the region beginning Tuesday night BOSTON – January 16, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for snowfall this week by pre-positioning crews, inspecting key infrastructure and securing additional resources. Passengers traveling Wednesday should use caution when boarding trains […]

Newburyport and Rockport Commuter Rail Update

Normal Schedule to Resume this Weekend, Monday Service will be Announced Sunday Following Heavy Rain and Continued Testing Crews modified existing equipment to remove salt water from track bed  BOSTON – January 12, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, will resume normal weekend service on the Newburyport and Rockport […]

Update on MBTA Services

BOSTON –  January 7, 2018 – With the transit system still recovering from both heavy snow and a prolonged cold snap, the MBTA is urging its customers to build an extra 15 to 20 minutes into their Monday morning commutes. In extremely frigid conditions, hundreds of MBTA employees and contractors have been working non-stop to keep the system functioning. While […]

Commuter Rail to Operate a Regular Schedule Friday

Passengers traveling Friday should use caution on platforms and dress for extreme cold temperatures BOSTON – January 4, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, announced today that service will return to a Regular Schedule for Friday. Today’s storm is expected to drop 12 inches of snow when it subsides […]

Commuter Rail to Operate a Reduced Schedule Thursday

Commuter rail service available to those needing to travel; Passengers encouraged to dress warm and exercise caution as extreme cold continues with heavy snowfall BOSTON – January 3, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, announced today a Reduced Schedule for Thursday due to the expected heavy snowfall, extreme cold […]

Keolis, MBTA Preparing Ahead of Expected Snowfall

Passengers encouraged to dress warm as extreme cold continues & snowfall expected mid-week; Regular service expected BOSTON – January 2, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for snowfall while continuing the additional cold-weather precautions it put in place to manage the network in extreme temperatures. Keolis secured […]

Keolis, MBTA Running Extra Commuter Rail Trains for New Year’s

Trains will be free to all passengers after 8 p.m. BOSTON – December 28, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for the commuter rail, will run extra trains after midnight on January 1 to accommodate passengers enjoying New Year’s Eve festivities. The following departure times will be the final trains of […]

Keolis, MBTA Prepare for Winter Weather Impacting Holiday Travel

Winter Storm Plan activated, crews deployed to keep facilities and equipment operating normally for passengers BOSTON – December 23, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, wishes everyone a happy holiday and reminds passengers to exercise caution with snow falling and slippery conditions expected. Keolis crews are sanding and salting platforms and are pre-positioned to help ensure […]

Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

MBTA invested $101 million in winter resiliency since winter 2015 SOMERVILLE – With the winter weather season beginning, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Keolis CEO and General Manager David Scorey, and Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn at a news conference in Somerville to highlight resiliency […]

Keolis Preparing Ahead of Expected Winter Weather

Additional crews, resources secured to operate normal commuter rail schedule and clear platforms BOSTON – December 8, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, is preparing for the winter weather expected to arrive this weekend by deploying additional resources, including personnel, equipment, sand and salt.  According to recent weather forecasts, […]

Keolis, MBTA and Wachusett Announce Return of the Ski Train for 2017-18 Winter Season

New: Wednesday night ski train will start running as of January 17 Weekend ski trains begin running Saturday, December 2 BOSTON – December 1, 2017 – Together with Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s operating partner for the commuter rail, announced that the ski train will once again bring skiers and […]

Keolis, MBTA Adding Extra Capacity to Trains for Thanksgiving Travel

Additional capacity added to key trains around holiday travel BOSTON – November 17, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for the commuter rail, will increase passenger capacity on key trains to help accommodate increased ridership that occurs ahead of the holiday on Wednesday, November 22. “With additional people traveling for the […]

Keolis We Care Award Presented to Haverhill Boy Who Reported Downed Tree

Keolis gives young train enthusiast ride in engineer’s cab, tour of commuter rail train BOSTON — November 13, 2017 — Today, Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, presented Jesse DiChiara of Haverhill with a Keolis We Care ambassador award for his dedication to his community and the safety of […]

MBTA, Keolis Announce Fall Schedules Effective November 20

Minor adjustments on four lines to improve service and reliability BOSTON – November 8, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, today announced that fall schedules will go into effect on Monday, November 20. The new schedules reflect minor peak service time changes on only the Framingham/Worcester, Haverhill, […]

Keolis Expands We Care Community Ambassador Program

Local students recognized for volunteerism, proactive initiative to beautify community WESTBOROUGH – November 6, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, recognized two students from the Fitzgerald Institute in Northborough for their proactive interest and dedication to improving their community. Students Ian Brackett and Younes Fedal, both 10 […]

Keolis, MBTA Expect Regularly Scheduled Commuter Rail Service for Evening Commute

Clean-up throughout the morning by Keolis and MBTA crews expected to allow regularly scheduled service this evening BOSTON – October 30, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, anticipates regularly scheduled train service for this evening’s commute following severe weather throughout the greater Boston area Sunday evening and […]

Keolis, DCR and MBTA Encourage Public to Explore State’s Natural Beauty

The commuter rail can transport visitors to public lands ideal for fall recreation as we approach peak foliage season BOSTON – October 26, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are encouraging the public to enjoy hiking trails, walking […]

Keolis, MBTA Announce Extra Service, Special Fares for Halloween Activities North of Boston

For two weekends additional trains will help accommodate Salem’s anticipated half million visitors BOSTON – October 18, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, has announced a schedule of extra trains to Salem’s famous Haunted Happenings festival. Coinciding with the height of activities, seven extra round trip trains […]

Keolis, MBTA Prepare Ahead of Fall Slippery-Rail Season

Commuter rail operator utilizing special equipment, drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks BOSTON – September 28, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, is working to ensure that when leaves begin to fall, the railroad is prepared to reduce the impact […]

MBTA, Keolis & Transit Police Partner to Raise Awareness During Rail Safety Week

21 educational initiatives planned ahead of and throughout the week to educate public BOSTON – September 22, 2017 – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the transit agency’s partner that operates the commuter rail, announced today a series of educational initiatives to take place during the nation’s first Rail Safety Week. Organized by Operation […]

Keolis, MBTA Expanding Fare is Fair Initiative on Commuter Rail

Successful events help educate passengers on ticketing options, while helping to reduce fare evasion BOSTON – September 1, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s operating partner for the commuter rail, announced today that starting September 5 its successful Fare is Fair initiative will increase its activity to become a daily occurrence. This expansion […]

Keolis Conducts Railroad Safety Blitz in Ayer

One of many events conducted across the greater Boston area to educate communities on rail safety BOSTON – August 31, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, recently organized volunteers to conduct a railroad safety blitz in the town of Ayer. Together with representatives from local fire, law […]

With Baker-Polito Administration and Regional Transit Authority, Keolis Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Framingham Commuter Rail Lot

FRAMINGHAM– Keolis, with the Baker-Polito Administration as well as state and regional transit officials, today celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Framingham Commuter Rail Station Parking Lot. Management of Framingham Commuter Rail Station, including the station’s parking areas, was transferred to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in a lease agreement with the MBTA in […]

Keolis Commuter Services Releases Findings from Passenger Satisfaction Survey

Results will contribute to action plan to resolve concerns BOSTON – July 28, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, today released key findings from its spring passenger satisfaction survey and action plans to target further improvements as identified by customers. The independent survey found that overall satisfaction […]

Keolis Commuter Services, MBTA to Improve Ticket-Checking System for Commuter Rail

Focus group of North Station customers will be asked for input BOSTON – July 24, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) and the MBTA recently announced plans to improve the commuter rail’s ticket-checking system and reduce fare evasion. “Through this work, we’re aiming to bring ‘best practice’ ticket selling and ticket-checking systems into operation here […]

Keolis Commuter Services Conducts Operation Lifesaver Training for Local Summer Camp

BOSTON – July 18, 2017 – Continuing its outreach into the communities it serves, employees from Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, volunteered to provide an Operation Lifesaver presentation to the School’s Out! summer program in Beverly. Participants received a safety training and learned the fundamentals of how to use […]

Keolis Commuter Services Team Members Lead Volunteer Effort to Clean Up Rail Properties Across the Commuter Rail Network

BOSTON – June 28, 2017 –Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, recently organized volunteer clean-up activities with its employees at six different stations and communities served by the commuter rail. Through a regional collaborative initiative, Amtrak and Pan Am Railways joined the clean-up efforts in two areas in which […]

MBTA Releases Sponsored Fairmount Line Service Data

BOSTON – The MBTA has released data associated with two weeks of free service on the Fairmount Line in May 2017. From Monday, May 8, through Sunday, May 21, and after a robust marketing campaign that partnered with businesses, civic organizations, and elected officials, the MBTA’s Fairmount Commuter Rail Line operated without charging customers fares. […]

Keolis Commuter Services Awards $25,000 In Local Scholarships

25 Keolis Scholars earn $1,000 to help pay for college, job training at State House event featuring Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito BOSTON – May 31, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), the MBTA’s partner that operates the commuter rail, awarded today $25,000 to local students as part of its Keolis Scholars program. Twenty-five students from Boston, […]

MBTA, KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES RELEASE SPRING COMMUTER RAIL SCHEDULES EFFECTIVE MAY 22

New station stop added, minor modifications to several lines designed to improve service BOSTON – May 9, 2017 – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis Commuter Services, the operator of the Commuter Rail, announced today spring train schedules which will take effect May 22. Schedules are updated regularly to improve reliability and service […]

CAPEFLYER RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SUMMER OF BOSTON-HYANNIS RAIL SERVICE

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of CapeFLYER seasonal weekend trips BOSTON – May 2, 2017 – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis Commuter Services announced today that the CapeFLYER weekend train service between Boston and Hyannis begins Memorial Day weekend. In partnership with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, this popular route provides […]

Keolis employees dedicate volunteer time to clean up Natick station

Beautification effort a part of the company’s Earth Month activities BOSTON – April 26, 2017 – Employees at Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), operator of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail system, volunteered last week to help clean up and provide minor repairs to the West Natick Commuter Rail station. Along the Framingham/Worcester line, the clean up is […]

KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES AND MBTA ANNOUNCE NEW TICKETING OPTION FOR MARATHON MONDAY

Unlimited Framingham/Worcester travel with All-day Marathon Pass made available for the first time BOSTON – April 10, 2017 – Customer Service teams at Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA have teamed up to provide marathon fans with a new convenient ticketing option to view the famed Marathon at multiple locations along the course. A $20 […]

Advisory: This Weekend For Framingham/Worcester Line Customers, Bus Shuttles Will Operate Between Wellesley Farms to South Station

Construction projects underway to improve service BOSTON, MA – March 29, 2017 – As Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the MBTA Commuter Rail, make improvements to the Framingham/Worcester Line, necessary construction work will mean that this weekend service between Wellesley Farms and South Station will be provided on bus shuttles beginning Friday, March 31, at […]

MBTA Commuter Rail operating at “Blue” Level of Service on March 14

Keolis implements Severe Weather Alert System to notify passengers of modifications to service Editor’s Note: Links to winter prep video below BOSTON, MA – March 13, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the MBTA Commuter Rail, announced today  that it will be operating at  “Blue” level of service for Tuesday, March 14. This means […]

KEOLIS PREPARING FOR HEAVY RIDERSHIP

Passengers are encouraged to utilize outlying stations with ample parking and pre-PM Rush Hour trains to return home February 7, 2017– BOSTON, MA – Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the MBTA Commuter Rail, is reminding passengers to anticipate heavy ridership and the potential for delays. Passengers are encouraged to purchase their round-trip tickets ahead of […]

KEOLIS AWARDED $40 MILLION CONTRACT TO PROVIDE PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN NORTHWESTERN FRANCE

Through EFFIA subsidiary, Keolis to implement innovative parking technologies and upgrades, doubling capacity and implementing new customer care center for city of Saint-Malo PARIS – January 6, 2017 –  Keolis, a global provider of multi-modal public transportation solutions, announced today that its parking facility management subsidiary has been awarded the contract valued at $40 million […]

MBTA COMMUTER RAIL AND SEVERE WEATHER

December 29, 2016 Update from Keolis Commuter Services Based upon current weather forecasts, Keolis expects the MBTA Commuter Rail system to operate on NORMAL schedules on both Thursday, December 29th and Friday, December 30th. Actions being taken to ensure the reliability of the network and the safety of passengers during upcoming inclement weather: Crews moved […]

PASSENGER EXPERIENCE IMPROVES SIGNIFICANTLY ON MBTA COMMUTER RAIL’S WORCESTER LINE, AS KEOLIS IMPLEMENTS NEW STRATEGIES TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE

The number of trains arriving on time improves by 48% over seven weeks with line frequently running at 100% during morning peak periods when ridership is highest  BOSTON, MA – December 22, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services’ plan for improving service on MBTA Commuter Rail’s Worcester/Framingham Line is delivering strong results, as the number of […]

KEOLIS MAKING PREPARATIONS TO ENSURE NORMAL COMMUTER RAIL OPERATIONS DURING EXTREME COLD

Keolis Making Preparations to Ensure Normal Commuter Rail Operations During Extreme Cold  BOSTON, MA – December 15, 2016 – With bitter cold temperatures expected throughout the region, Keolis Commuter Services is making preparations now to ensure normal operations for the MBTA Commuter Rail system over the next few days. “Our number one goal is to […]

“ALL ABOARD FOR THE NORTH POLE!”

800 BOSTON-AREA CHILDREN EMBARK ON A MAGICAL JOURNEY TO VISIT SANTA AND HIS ELVES VIA THE KEOLIS NORTH POLE EXPRESS  Local “celebrities” joined children and families on the train, leading sing-alongs and reading aloud the holiday classic “The Polar Express” on the two-hour trip north BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2016 – Wearing pajamas and […]

KEOLIS LAUNCHES “BIOMETRICS” TIME CLOCK SYSTEM AT COMMUTER RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITY

Technology Allows Employees to Punch In/Out with Finger Swipe + Pin BOSTON, MA – December 2, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services announced today the launch a new, technologically advanced time clock system that uses biometric scanning to improve the accuracy and ease of timekeeping processes at all Keolis mechanical facilities. This new system, which has […]

WORCESTER LINE ARRIVAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS

It has been two months since the new commuter rail schedules were introduced and we wanted to provide you with an update on the performance of the system and the adjustments being made to Worcester Line trains that have been experiencing delays as a result of the changes. As you may know, the new schedules that […]

PROVIDENCE LINE ARRIVAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS

It has been two months since the new commuter rail schedules were introduced and we wanted to provide you with an update on the performance of the system and the adjustments being made to Providence Line trains that have been experiencing delays as a result of the changes. As you may know, the new schedules that […]

NEEDHAM LINE ARRIVAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS

It has been two months since the new commuter rail schedules were introduced and we wanted to provide you with an update on the performance of the system and the adjustments being made to Needham Line trains that have been experiencing delays as a result of the changes. As you may know, the new schedules that […]

FRANKLIN LINE ARRIVAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS

It has been two months since the new commuter rail schedules were introduced and we wanted to provide you with an update on the performance of the system and the adjustments being made to Franklin Line trains that have been experiencing delays as a result of the changes. As you may know, the new schedules […]

FITCHBURG LINE ARRIVAL TIME ADJUSTMENTS

It has been two months since the new commuter rail schedules were introduced and we wanted to provide you with an update on the performance of the system and the adjustments being made to Fitchburg Line trains that have been experiencing delays as a result of the changes. As you may know, the new schedules that […]

KEOLIS AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO 25 GRADUATING SENIORS

Students in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn and Worcester Selected for Post-Secondary Education and Training Grants Totaling $25,000 BOSTON, MA – June 16, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, today awarded $25,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in five Massachusetts cities served by MBTA commuter […]

KEOLIS AND MBTA COMMUTER RAIL SET APRIL RECORD WITH 96 PERCENT ADJUSTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE

OTP on Commuter Rail’s North Side highest since 2003 BOSTON, MA – May 20, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system, finished April 2016 with a 92.37 percent on-time performance rate for all lines, and a record 95.57 percent adjusted on-time performance, the best adjusted OTP since […]

KEOLIS ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP 25 LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTEND COLLEGE

Students in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn and Worcester Eligible for Post-Secondary Education and Training Grants Totaling $25,000 BOSTON, MA – April 28, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, announced it will award college scholarships totaling $25,000 to 25 graduating high school seniors in five Massachusetts cities served […]

Dear Franklin Line Passengers

Dear Franklin Line Passengers: We want to offer our sincere apologies for the difficult commute you experienced last night. For those of you who experienced delays as a result of the fatality on Tuesday evening, this marked two consecutive nights of major inconvenience during your evening journey. Here’s a short recap of last night’s events: […]

Digging Up the MBTA’s Orange Line

Keolis and MBTA engineers and contractors spent the weekend of Oct. 24, 2015, placing a culvert under the MBTA’s Orange Line in Malden, which shares the tracks with MBTA commuter rail. This time-lapse video captures this impressive 48-hour project from start to finish. Digging Up the MBTA’s Orange Line from Keolis Commuter Services on Vimeo.

KEOLIS DELIVERS RECORD ON-TIME PERFORMANCE FOR MBTA COMMUTER RAIL PASSENGERS DURING SEPTEMBER

Weekday unadjusted OTP averages 91.9 percent, highest since 2006 BOSTON, MA – October 8, 2015 – Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system, ended September with an unadjusted on-time weekday performance rate of 91.9 percent, the best September performance since 2006. When the figures are adjusted to take into […]

KEOLIS HONORS WEST CAMBRIDGE MAINTENANCE FACILITY EMPLOYEES AS STEWARDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT DURING POLLUTION PREVENTION MONTH

BOSTON, MA – September 23, 2015 – Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system, celebrated Pollution Prevention Month by honoring Keolis crews at the West Cambridge Maintenance Facility for several major initiatives aimed at reducing commuter rail’s impact on the environment. The effort was inspired by the U.S. […]

KEOLIS ADOPTS INNOVATIVE FEDERAL SAFETY REPORTING SYSTEM FOR MBTA COMMUTER RAIL

BOSTON, MA – May 8, 2015 – Keolis Commuter Services, the Federal Railroad Administration, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and local union leaders signed an agreement today to implement the FRA’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), which allows employees on any railroad to report safety-related issues or concerns anonymously without fear of facing sanctions. The […]

KEOLIS TO REINSTATE SERVICE OF 15 MBTA COMMUTER RAIL TRAINS ON MARCH 9

Fitchburg Line Returns to Full Service for Morning Rush Hour; System Recovery Plan is “On-Track,” Says Company Officials BOSTON, MA – March 6, 2015 – Keolis Commuter Service today announced that 15 MBTA Commuter Rail trains will resume operating on March 9 as part of the announced system recovery plan to restore full service by March […]

KEOLIS UPDATE ON MBTA COMMUTER RAIL RECOVERY PLAN FOR MARCH 2

BOSTON, MA – March 1, 2015 – Keolis released today the list of MBTA Commuter Rail trains that will return to operation on March 2 as part of the system recovery plan announced last week. The recovery plan will take place in four phases, with new weekday trains and capacity added to various lines on […]

KEOLIS/MBTA COMMUTER RAIL RECOVERY UPDATE

Added Train Capacity; Adding Extra Trains; Snow Clearing Complete BOSTON, MA – February 24, 2015 –Keolis, the operator of MBTA commuter rail, announced several milestones today, including the completion of snow and ice removal from all platforms and critical rail switches system-wide, as well as the addition of supplemental trains, doubledecker and standard passenger cars […]

KEOLIS PREPARES FOR SLIPPERY RAIL SEASON

Keolis crews working throughout MBTA commuter rail system to prevent delays related to falling fall foliage on tracks BOSTON – Oct. 28, 2014 – While the colors of autumn make for picture postcard scenery, the leaves can create special hazards for railroads as they fall on the tracks, making them wet and slippery. Keolis today announced […]

KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES CLEANING PROGRAM SHINES UP MBTA STATIONS AND PASSENGER CARS

Keolis Cleans Hundreds of Commuter Rail Cars and Stations BOSTON – September 17, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services announced today that it has completed the cleaning of all commuter rail passenger cars operating from Boston’s North Station, and all passenger cars operating out of South Station should be cleaned in the coming weeks – part […]

FRANCK DUBOURDIEU NAMED DIRECTOR OF QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AT KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES

Dubourdieu to Oversee Quality Assurance and Regulation Compliance Activities For MBTA’s Commuter Rail System BOSTON – July 14, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named Franck Dubourdieu director of quality and environmental services, for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1. In this role, he will oversee […]

THOMAS MULLIGAN AND GERALD FRANCIS TO LEAD KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES’ OPERATION OF MBTA COMMUTER RAIL SYSTEM IN GREATER BOSTON

Mulligan and Francis bring decades of industry experience to North America’s largest commuter rail contract ROCKVILLE, MD – July 8, 2014 – Keolis North America has named Thomas M. Mulligan as General Manager and Gerald C. Francis as Deputy General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services in Boston, overseeing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail contract, […]

Keolis Commuter Services Reaches Agreement with MBTA Commuter Rail Labor Unions

BOSTON – June 23, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) announced today that it has reached agreement with all 14 of the labor unions representing its employees for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail service, which Keolis begins operating on July 1st. The agreements negotiated between KCS and the unions, representing about 1,800 […]

Pascal Baran Named Chief Engineering Officer for Keolis Commuter Services

BOSTON, MA – June 11, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has appointed Pascal Baran chief engineer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins July 1, 2014. As chief engineer, Baran will be responsible for directing all inspection, maintenance, repair, planning and capital works for all MBTA right-of-way track, moveable and […]

Keolis Commuter Services Names David Plumb Chief Mechanical Officer in Boston

BOSTON, MA – May 7, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named David Plumb chief mechanical officer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins July 1, 2014. In this role, Plumb will organize, direct, control and coordinate the daily fleet maintenance operations including train performance, safety, customer service, preventive maintenance […]

Keolis Commuter Services Names Michael Cawley Director of Human Resources in Boston

BOSTON – April 28, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named Michael Cawley director of human resources and training for the company’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins on July 1, 2014. In this role, Cawley will be responsible for all aspects of human resource management, creating a performance-based culture and […]

Mitrou Named General Counsel and Director of Labor Affairs for Keolis Commuter Services

BOSTON, MA – April 15, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named David T. Mitrou General Counsel and Director – Labor Affairs for the company’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins on July 1, 2014. Mitrou joins Keolis from The McCormack Firm in Boston, where he was a partner with extensive […]

Treece Named Chief Transportation Officer for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston

BOSTON, MA – April 2, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has appointed Scott Treece as head of transportation for the company’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins on July 1, 2014. In this role, Treece will be responsible for leading and developing a management team that is committed to providing safe […]

Vonashek Named Chief Safety, Security, Emergency Preparedness and Regulatory Compliance Officer for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston

BOSTON, MA – March 31, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has appointed Justin Vonashek to be the chief safety, security, emergency preparedness and regulatory compliance officer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract. Vonashek comes to Keolis Commuter Services, a subsidiary of Keolis North America, after holding multiple positions at Metra, the commuter […]

Hardiman Joins Keolis Commuter Services as Director of EEO, Diversity and DBE Management

BOSTON, MA – March 27, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named Rita Hardiman as its director of equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity, and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) programs for the company’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins on July 1, 2014. Hardiman is a diversity and multicultural organization development professional […]