Will facilitate critical construction work on Winchester Station, High Line Bridge, as well as safety and maintenance projects

BOSTON– March 21, 2024, The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the operating partner for the MBTA Commuter Rail, have announced a temporary schedule change on the Lowell Line. Eight mid-day trains will temporarily be eliminated to accommodate several important construction projects taking place on the line. The change will take effect at the beginning of service on March 25 and conclude in May.

The temporary schedule adjustment will allow for replacement of rail ties, as well as facilitate ongoing construction work on Winchester Center station, the Fiber Resiliency Project, and the High Line Bridge work.

The following inbound trains will not operate: 314, 318, 322, and 326.

The following outbound trains are also suspended: 311, 315, 319, and 323.

Peak inbound and outbound service will not be affected. An updated full schedule can be found at www.mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail.

Passengers can stay connected with Commuter Rail by calling customer service at 617-222-3200, following @MBTA_CR on Twitter or signing up for T-Alerts atwww.mbta.com/alerts. 

Keolis Commuter Services has operated and maintained the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, the fifth largest commuter rail operation in North America, for ten years. KCS is a subsidiary of Keolis North America (KNA), both headquartered in Boston, and employs approximately 2,400 people throughout the region. KCS and KNA are part of Keolis Group, an innovative global leader in transit services with more than a century of passenger transportation experience and operations in 13 countries.