Temporary Adjustments to MBTA Commuter Rail Worcester Line Schedule Begin July 10th

 BOSTON – Beginning on Monday, July 10, 2023, the Worcester Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail will operate on a temporarily modified weekday schedule that reduces the number of midday trains to allow work on multiple infrastructure improvements along the Worcester Line.

By making these adjustments, construction can advance on the Natick Center Accessibility Improvements Project, Worcester Union Station Improvements Project, and rail replacement work west of Framingham station.  These projects will improve safety, reliability, and accessibility for riders.  Adjusting the midday schedule during the week will allow these important projects to move forward without fully disrupting service for passengers on the Worcester Line.

The temporary schedule will remain in place until September when midday service on the Worcester Line will be restored.  Weekday peak service in the morning and the evening will not be impacted by construction. The temporary schedule for the Worcester Line will include the following adjustments:

Inbound weekday service:

  • Trains 512, 516 and 522 temporarily eliminated

Outbound weekday service:

  • Trains 507, 511 and 517 temporarily eliminated

As previously announced by the MBTA, passengers are reminded that an accessible shuttle will replace trains between Worcester and Grafton on Saturday and Sunday July 29 and 30 to accommodate construction for the Worcester Union Station Improvements Project.

The adjusted schedule will be available online and in stations next week.  Passengers can stay connected with Commuter Rail by calling customer service at 617-222-3200, following @MBTA_CR on Twitter or signing up for T-Alerts at www.mbta.com/alerts.

Keolis Commuter Services operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, the sixth largest commuter rail operation in North America. KCS is a subsidiary of Keolis North America (KNA), both headquartered in Boston, and employs approximately 2,500 people throughout the region. KCS and KNA are part of Keolis Group, an innovative global leader in transit services with more than a century of passenger transportation experience and operations in 13 countries.