Framingham Online News

New Schedule on Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line

April 2, 2021 (11:01 am EST)
by News Staff
Filed under: General Interest

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MBTA today announced upcoming schedule changes for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line taking effect on April 5, 2021 that better meet the evolving needs of passengers through on-the-hour weekday service between Worcester and downtown Boston and half-hour weekday peak service between Framingham and downtown Boston.

These upcoming changes improve the Framingham/Worcester Line by moving its schedules closer to a Regional Rail style of service that best meets the needs of both pre-pandemic commuters and new riders.

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MBTA Seeks Public Input for Expanded Framingham / Worcester Commuter Rail Service

September 6, 2013 (4:04 pm EST)
by News Staff
Filed under: General Interest

MBTA logoFRAMINGHAM, MA - The MBTA is seeking public input as new schedules for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line are being developed as part of a planned expansion of service coming this fall.

The increase coincides with the change in the line's management from CSX to complete MBTA control which plans to prioritize customer needs.

With 13,000 customers riding the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line every weekday -- and growing -- this expansion will build on the additional peak train departures introduced last fall and spring. Additional planned improvements to ...[read more]

MWRTA Now Accepts Charlie Card

September 17, 2011 (1:52 am EST)
by News Staff
Filed under: General Interest

MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses.

MBTA Charlie Card now accepted on MWRTA buses!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MWRTA, (Metrowest Regional Transit Authority), is Framingham's local bus service.

Riders may now pay fares for fixed route trips on the MWRTA bus system using the same Charlie Card used on MBTA busses and trains!

Former "LIFT", (Local Framingham Inter-Transit), bus routes are now part of the MWRTA as are several other area transportation systems including the former Natick Neighborhood Bus and other routes have added taking riders into Ashland, Holliston, Marlborough, Southborough, Hopkinton and ...[read more]

Downtown Framingham Traffic About to Get a Little Worse

May 16, 2011 (10:13 pm EST)
by News Staff
Filed under: General Interest

Map of Fountain St. bridge replacement work area in Framingham, MA

The Fountain St. bridge is frequently used to avoid Downtown Framingham and navigate to and from the Merloni Baseball Complex, Loring Arena, Keefe Tech, Fountain Street Galleries, (and other businesses located in the former Bancroft Cap factory), and the surrounding area. Map courtesy of Google Map,

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Long recognized as one of the worst things about Downtown Framingham, traffic along the Rt. 126 corridor through the Rt. 135 intersection and rail crossing is about to get even worse -- temporarily.

Construction is slated to begin June 23, 2011 to replace the Fountain St. bridge which some motorists use as an alternate route to avoid the traffic choked Downtown central district.

MassDOT and its contractor estimate the project will take 97 days and, baring any unforeseen circumstances, the projected bridge re-opening date is set for September 27th, (2011).

The $2.3 million dollar state and federally funded project includes ...[read more]