Here Are The Schedule Changes Taking Effect For The Commuter Rail Today


BOSTON (WBZ News Radio) --- There are some major changes coming to the Commuter Rail starting on Monday.

Beginning April 5, 2021, the rail service will have more train options throughout the day and a hopefully a little bit more predictability.

According to a statement from Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA, the spring 2021 schedule will feature "more trains during the middle of day, [more] consistent service options, [and] a significant service increase compared to the current Winter Schedule that has been in effect since December 2020."

For example, trains on the Worcester Line will depart Worcester Station every hour on the hour from 5 a.m. through 7 p.m. --- with additional other train services outside of those times as well.

"It's a big shift from pre-Covid," Tory Mazzola of said. "Beverly to Boston will have trains possibly every 30 minutes."

After feedback from customers, the agency said weeknight service after 9 p.m. will be preserved in the schedule changes and bicycles will still be allowed on trains across all lines.

“This schedule change establishes a service pattern we believe will better match the current and future needs of our passengers,” said David Scorey, CEO and General Manager of Keolis.

For all information on train services and to view the new schedule, you can visit the MBTA website and go to the Commuter Rail section.

WBZ's Drew Mulholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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