Worcester Line Commuter Rail Service Expands Oct. 29

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A train pulls into the Southborough commuter rail station.
A train pulls into the Southborough commuter rail station. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi

WORCESTER, Mass. - Expanded commuter rail service on the Worcester/Framingham line will begin Oct. 29.

The expansion is prompted by the agreement signed earlier this month with CSX Corporation that gave the state ownership of the tracks and control of operations along the Framingham/Worcester line.

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail will add three trains outbound from South Station to Worcester and three inbound to South Station from Worcester.

The new trains include:

  • Train 511 - Departs South Station 10:30 a.m., arrives in Southborough 11:38 a.m., Westborough 11:46 a.m., Grafton 11:51 a.m., Worcester 12:05 p.m.
  • Train 515 - Departs South Station 1:15 p.m., arrives in Southborough 2:19 p.m., Westborough 2:28 p.m., Grafton 2:34 p.m., Worcester 2:48 p.m. 
  • Train 539 – Departs South Station 11:25 p.m., arrives in Southborough 12:32 a.m., Westborough 12:41 a.m., Grafton 12:47 a.m. and Worcester 1:01 a.m. 
  • Train 520 – Departs Worcester/Union Station 12:20 p.m., arrives in Grafton 12:33 p.m., Westborough 12:37 p.m., Southborough 12:46 p.m., South Station 1:55 p.m.
  • Train 522 – Departs Worcester/Union Station 2:10 p.m., arrives in Grafton 2:23 p.m., Westborough 2:27 p.m., Southborough 2:36 p.m., South Station 3:45 p.m.
  • Train 538 – Departs Worcester/Union Station 9:30 p.m., arrives in Grafton 9:42 p.m., Westborough 9:46 p.m., Southborough 9:54 p.m., South Station 11 p.m.

There will be no changes to the current weekend service. For more information, as well as updated online schedules for the Worcester/Framingham line, visit www.MBCR.net.

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Yay! More services that commuters don't need!

It's nice to have these additional options, but these really don't help the daily commuters. The options during peak travel time - especially departing South Station between 4pm - 8pm are much too limited. Until those improvements are made, I'll continue fighting traffic and paying ridiculous monthly bills for tolls, gas and parking.

How about a skip stop express train during rush hour?
It could shave 20 minutes off a commute into the city. Which will attract more riders, which also mean less cars on the pike and a faster ride in for those people.