Sunday, March 24, 2013
The MBTA launched a wireless internet program at some locations and on certain cars in 2008. The transit system is now looking for a sponsor to upgrade the product at no cost to the T.
The MBTA wants to upgrade its wireless Internet service, but without spending precious tax dollars. The Boston area transit system is seeking sponsorship proposals to provide upgraded wi-fi service on commuter rail cars, ferries and select commuter rail stations, according to an MBTA press statement in early March. “The MBTA’s goal is to upgrade the current WIFI service to a system wide, state of the art standard, at no cost to the MBTA and its riders,” the statement says. The sponsorship opportunity would provide the sponsor with marketing rights such as “signage and advertising in commuter rail stations, cars and ferry facilities; corporate presence on MBTA commuter rail system maps and schedules; control of a WIFI landing page; links on…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The MBCR anticipates 15-30 minutes delays for all lines.
A downed Amtrak wire in the Boston area this morning will lead to delays for all commuter lines out of South Station Monday evening. All customers out of the station will experience 15-30 minute delays during the peak travel period, according to an advisory issued Monday afternoon by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company. "At approximately 5:10 a.m., Amtrak experienced a downed wire in the Forest Hills area," MBCR reported. "This issue affected eight (8) miles of signal systems. Amtrak is working to rectify the issue as soon as possible." Visit MBTA.com for updated information and service alerts.
Friday, June 22, 2012
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…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Middleborough Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail travels through Braintree.
Starting March 17, there will be no weekend service on the Middleborough Line that passes through Braintree, according to the MBTA's Old Colony Commuter Rail Tie Replacement Project website. The MBTA also reports that work on the Greenbush and Plymouth/Kingston Lines has been completed, and those lines will not see weekend service disruptions. Also, "the track surface and aligning phase is necessary to restore the track to the original geometry and operating speeds, in accordance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements The project is expected to be complete by July 2012." Trains will run on the Middleborough Line on Patriot's Day and Memorial Day weekends.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Replacement of the crossing will take place in Braintree Friday night (tonight) through Saturday night.
Replacement of the commuter rail grade crossing at Grove Street starting tonight and lasting through late Saturday will mean a detour for some drivers. There will be no passage through Grove Street during most of that time, Braintree Town Engineer Bob Campbell said in an email. Traffic will be detoured around the crossing via Columbian Street, Park Avenue and Route 18 in Weymouth, all state highways, he added, and has been coordinated by the T with MassDOT-Highway.