Starting next week, there will be service changes on MBTA’s Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line to accommodate ongoing work to significantly improve signals, track, and bridges. During this construction, bus shuttles will replace trains on specific dates.
Important safety and reliability work taking place during these Newburyport/Rockport Line shuttle bus diversions includes the replacement of the Commercial Street Bridge in Lynn; the installation of Automatic Train Control signal upgrades as part of the Positive Train Control project along the entire line; signal upgrades at North Station; the re-opening of the Gloucester Drawbridge with a return to train service on May 23; and additional track, rail, culvert, and improvement projects taking advantage of the available track outages. These infrastructure investments will help to modernize the Commuter Rail network and improve safety, reliability, and resiliency for passengers. By leveraging the planned diversion to install Automatic Train Control to accomplish additional projects, the need for future service impacts to complete these improvements is minimized and the benefits to riders can be delivered sooner.
-via Press Release