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Old February 7th, 2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS - RHODE ISLAND | Commuter Rail

This thread is for MBTA Commuter Rail in Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island , and down the road New Hampshire..

For Non commuter rail discussion see the threads below
Boston - Public Transit > Buses , Light Rail , Streetcar , Trolleybuses , Ferries
Rhode Island - Public Transit > Buses

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System Size : 394 miles (634 km)
Stations : 123
Major Terminals : North Station , South Station , Worcester , Providence
Major Stations : Route 128 , Back Bay
Number of lines : 12
Began operation : 1964 (beginning of MBTA subsidies) ,1973 and 1976 (MBTA asset purchases) ,1981 (full consolidation)
Top Speed : 90 mph (140 km/h)
Daily Ridership : 121,600 (Q3 2015)
Electrification : no
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Some MBTA Commuter rail photos and videos

Photos taken by T55z


Worcester Union Station, backlit
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afternoon train in Mansfield
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MBTA 3249 with 1033 in tow
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commuter rail &amp; high tension wires
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view from Southampton Street
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Trespasser Struck, Killed by Train in Mansfield

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MBTA Trains by Ian Martin


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4th Quarter 2015 Daily Ridership numbers for Boston Commuter rail

Boston | MBTA Commuter Rail / 122,100 (2015) : -5.17%
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Construction of Boston Landing station on the MBTA Framingham/Worcester Line (Allston, Boston, MA)

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There are plans afoot to place a 677-foot tower on top of South Station



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You know what an ideal fantasy about that tower is? That they build it, but that beforehand they determine that the construction will be so disruptive that they decide they must link North and South Station to divert trains to North Station during construction to avoid interruption!

Again...a fantasy.
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MBTA's New Schedule to Start This Month

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Great information, and much appreciated. Coming to the area this summer and wasn't sure about the public transportation versus renting a vehicle. I can definitely get everywhere I need to with this mode of transport.
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Great information, and much appreciated. Coming to the area this summer and wasn't sure about the public transportation versus renting a vehicle. I can definitely get everywhere I need to with this mode of transport.
Most lines still have crap service...so I wouldn't stay to far out or plan a bunch of trips around the region on the same day...
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A review of the Greenbush commuter-rail station

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A review of Worcester's beautiful Union Station

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RI seeks $14.5M from feds for new Pawtucket train station

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Today saw the beginning of non-stop commuter rail service between the largest and second-largest cities in New England.

http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/Do...011:34:24%20AM

Inbound train leaves Worcester for Boston at 8:05am



Outbound train leaves Boston for Worcester at 7:35pm.





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Why does it return to Worcester so late? How many commuters finish working at 7:35pm?
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A review of the recently renovated South Acton commuter-rail station

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Boston Landing commuter rail station (Framingham/Worcester Line) construction status

Construction on overhead pedestrian bridge connecting the future inbound and outbound platforms

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