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 took over operations in July 2014. Adjusted on-time performance takes into account delay factors beyond Keolis’ control.
In addition, trains on the system’s North Side set a record in April with 95.30 percent on-time performance, the best April in 13 years.
APRIL ON-TIME PERFORMANCE FOR MBTA COMMUTER RAIL
The news comes just days before new MBTA Commuter Rail schedules go into effect for most lines. Keolis teams handed out 88,000 new paper schedules at North, South and Back Bay stations to remind passengers about the May 23 changes. Details about the new schedules can be found on-line at www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442456079.
As part of the schedule changes, the MBTA will also launch a new express train from Worcester to Boston that enables passengers to travel between Massachusetts’ first and second largest cities in less than an hour. Details about the Worcester and Boston “Heart to Hub” express trains can be found at www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442456112&month=&year.
“This strong on-time performance reflects the hard work and commitment of our teams to ensure that our passengers get the high quality service they deserve and expect on the MBTA Commuter Rail,” said Keolis Commuter Services General Manager Gerald C. Francis.