Starting July 1, fares and scheduling will change on the commuter rail lines through Braintree and elsewhere.
Friday, June 22, 2012
To All of Our Plymouth/Kingston Line Customers Important Information SCHEDULE CHANGES, FARE INCREASE and ONBOARD FARE PRICING – Effective July 1, 2012 Detailed information on the changes to the fare structure and how those changes will affect your specific needs, is available on the following link: http://www.mbcr.net/Fare_Structure_7-1-12.pdf You may also obtain this information from the fare flyers available at North, South and Back Bay Stations. In conjunction with the new fare pricing there will also be new schedules printed reflecting the price changes along with any changes in the train schedules. There is only one schedule change to the Plymouth/Kingston line at this time: If you wish to have information on other lines of route we…
As part of a cost savings plan, the MBTA plans to stop weekend service on commuter lines including the Greenbush and Old Colony through Braintree.
Arguing that the MBTA's plan to cut weekend commuter rail trips to save money is "contrary to the mission of the Greenbush and Old Colony Rail line's restoration," Braintree town councilors lent their signatures this week to a proclamation against the service reduction. "It really is a step backward," said Councilor Sean Powers, who prepared the resolution and read it aloud during the council's May 15 meeting. Powers lists a series of reasons why weekend service should not be eliminated, including: Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay also sent a letter last month to the MassDOT Board of Directors urging them to consider at least a minimum level of weekend service. "We recognize that the ridership on the Greenbush line has …