Weekends, through Dec 22, Franklin Train service is replaced by free buses between Forge Park/495 and Readville for a Fairmount Line connection while PTC is installed. There will be no service at Back Bay, Ruggles, Endicott, Islington and Norwood Depot. Starts Dec 22 Until Dec 23 Additional weekends may be added to the train service suspension between Forge Park/495 and Readville as work progresses on the Franklin line. However, it will operate on normal train schedule during Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 30- Dec 1).
Please visit https://www.mbta.com/FRKwork for more details about bus shuttle schedules. Visit MBTA.com/PTC for more information on how this project will improve commuter rail safety and travel. Passengers may experience delays of up to 30 minutes as a result of shuttle bus connections.
There will be no Franklin line service at Back Bay and Ruggles stations on weekends. Please travel to South Station to reach a Franklin Line station. If you are travelling inbound, please board a Worcester/Framingham line Train for direct connection to Back Bay or a Providence/Stoughton line Train for a direct connection to Back Bay or Ruggles.
We also recommend the subway: board the Red Line at South Station and transfer to the Orange Line at DowntownMore...