Temporary Adjustments to MBTA Commuter Rail Worcester Line Schedule Begin May 2

BOSTON – Beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022, 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 for the Line.

By making these adjustments, construction can advance on the Worcester Station Improvement Project, on the Natick Center high-level platform project, for work above the tracks at Back Bay Station, and for the installation of new rail ties between Framingham and Worcester.  Adjusting the midday schedule during the week will allow these important projects to move forward without disrupting service for passengers by providing a reliable train service through the work zones.  These projects will improve safety, reliability, and accessibility for riders.

The temporary schedule will remain in place until October 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:

  • Time adjustments to trains 510, 514, 518, 520, 532, 534 and 536
  • Trains 512, 516 and 522 temporarily eliminated

Outbound weekday service:

  • Time adjustments to trains 501, 503, 505, 509, 513, 515, 519, 521, 523, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533, 535, 537
  • Trains 507, 511 and 517 temporarily eliminated

Inbound weekend service: no changes

Outbound weekend service: 5 minutes time adjustment to all Saturday and Sunday trains

The adjusted schedule will be available in stations beginning Monday, April 25. 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.