Friday, April 26, 2013
Train service will be suspended west of South Acton on weekends from May-July, except on holidays.
The following is from the South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee: Bike lockers moving Friday 26 April. To make room for construction of the new station house, the east-side (left-most) set of bike lockers will be relocated further east on the left edge of the parking lot. The west-side (right-most) bike lockers will be unaffected. Pick-up/drop-off lane moving on or about Tuesday 30 April. To make room for construction of the new station house, the passenger pick-up/drop-off lane will be relocated west to the right-rear corner of the parking lot. After this change has been made, cars won't be allowed in the old pick-up/drop-off lane. This change will result in the loss of 3-4 parking spaces throughout 2013. Train service suspended …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Trains should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
Updated 10:48 a.m. Looking to take the Green Line or the commuter rail in Newton? Well, you may want to keep shoveling out that car (or call a cab). As crews continue to dig out from the blizzard, MBTA service in Newton will remain suspended Sunday. Starting at 2 p.m., limited subway and bus service will run on the Red, Orange and Blue lines between Orient Heights and Government Center, and the Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere, according to MBTA.com/weather. Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street only. Customers are encouraged to stay home and "use service sparingly," if possible, the website said. Commuter rail routes will remain suspended through Sunday. The MBTA weather …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Construction on the 18-month project has begun in South Acton.
The MBTA's 18-month South Acton train station project has begun. It is part of a $277 million state and federal investment, the Boston Globe reports, which will run along the 50-mile corridor of the Fitchburg line. That line is deemed the longest and slowest among the oldest and least reliable rail routes. The future station is a two-platform design. The platforms will be raised to be level with the floors of the train cars. There will be entrances on both the Maple Street and parking lot sides, and a bridge with stairs and elevators to cross between them. A building on each side will provide a small amount of shelter. In addition, canopies will cover a portion of the platform. Residents living or commuting through that part of town can …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Project should take about 18 months to complete.
A temporary platform has been installed in South Acton to start the new train station project that is expected to take 18 months to complete, the Boston Globe reports. Work is expected to begin next fall on the new outbound platform. The reconstruction of an off-site parking lot will take place in the winter of 2014, and the entire project will be done in the spring of 2014, under the state’s timetable. The MBTA project is part of a $277 million state and federal investment, the Globe reports, which will run along the 50-mile corridor of the Fitchburg line. That line is deemed the longest and slowest among the oldest and least reliable rail routes. The future station is a two-platform design. The platforms will be raised to be level with …
Monday, July 2, 2012
It will cost more to ride the T starting this weekend — and some routes will have decreased service.
he MBTA's fare increases began yesterday. They're being imposed — along with service cuts — to close the transit agency's $160 million budget gap. Those service cuts also begin Sunday. There are other changes, like an increase in the surcharge for getting your Commuter Rail ticket on the train (if the station where you board has ticket machines). THE RIDE will add a more expensive $5 zone starting Oct. 1. For a complete list of changes taking place on the MBTA system, visit this T link or check out the PDFs attached to this post. The cuts do not apply to services with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority's #15 bus line, which has four stops in Westford. Here's a look at the new costs:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This message was sent to Acton Patch by Tom Halkin, Mills & Company – On Behalf of Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Managers from the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (who operates the commuter rail system for the MBTA) will be available to answer rider questions/concerns tomorrow morning at the South Acton Commuter Rail station from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Information about the South Acton Train Station makeover.
The information below was provided by the Chair of the South Action Train Station Advisory Committee (SATSAC), David Martin: What’s going on with the train station? What kind of station is being put into South Acton? How did this design get chosen? Will the construction disrupt train operations? Will the changes to the line and the station affect the schedule? What about the station parking deck that was being planned? What about the station parking situation then? Is the station going to connect with the Assabet River Rail Trail? Are there other impacts? What is the current schedule for all of this?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The work could impact your commute.
Starting on April 21, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail Company will commence weekend track work on the Fitchburg-Acton commuter line. According to the MBCR, the work will be done between the South Acton and Fitchburg station. The track work will be completed on Saturday, June 3. Memorial Day weekend service, May 26-27, will run on regularly scheduled weekend service. The work is designed to make the line double-tracked. IMPACTS The work will impact all inbound and outbound trains on the weekend. Bus service will be available between the impacted area. Inbound passengers from the Ayer, Shirley, North Leominster, Fitchburg and Littleton stations will be transported by bus to the South Acton station to get on the train to Boston. Outbound …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This is a press release from the Chair of the South Action Train Station Advisory Committee (SATSAC), David Martin.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
What’s going on with the train station? What kind of station is being put into South Acton? How did this design get chosen? Will the construction disrupt train operations? Will the changes to the line and the station affect the schedule? What about the station parking deck that was being planned? What about the station parking situation then? Is the station going to connect with the Assabet River Rail Trail? Are there other impacts? What is the current schedule for all of this?
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A Wednesday morning delay on the Fitchburg/South Acton commuter rail line occurred because someone reported a suspicious bag.
According to Lewis Best, Deputy Chief of Police for the MBTA, the unattended luggage that was reported as a suspicious bag on the Fitchburg/South Acton train (418), which was supposed to leave Fitchburg at 10:27 a.m., Wednesday, turned out to be just someone’s left behind luggage. The MBTA notified Fitchburg Police who were immediately on scene to assess the situation. According to Best, the Fitchburg Police were able to make contact with the owner of the luggage. The situation caused a morning cancellation for the Fitchburg/South Acton commuter rail line, though another train left the station approximately 17 minutes later.