Showing posts with label south station. Show all posts
Showing posts with label south station. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Commuter Rail notice: South Station Summer St Plaza closing

The Plaza area next to Summer Street will be closing on Monday, August 24 for the implementation of a work zone as part of the South Station Transportation Center Improvement. Please use the ramp and stairs to access South Station and the train platforms.

Affected routes:

  • Framingham/Worcester Line
  • Needham Line
  • Franklin Line
  • Fairmount Line
  • Providence/Stoughton Line
  • Middleborough/Lakeville Line
  • Kingston/Plymouth Line
  • Greenbush Line

For more information: https://www.MBTA.com/Southstation


Last Updated: Aug 11 2020 02:17 PM

Commuter Rail notice: South Station Summer St Plaza closing
Commuter Rail notice: South Station Summer St Plaza closing

Sunday, May 17, 2020

South Station Air Rights Project - Construction Anticipated to Restart on May 18

  • South Station Air Rights Project

Work on the South Station Air Rights Project is planned to resume on May 18. Once the schedule impacts of the COVID-19 delays can be determined, a new construction timeline will be established.

Please note that Suffolk Construction, the contractor for the South Station Air Rights Project, and its subcontractors will be maintaining full compliance with the City of Boston’s COVID-19 Safety Policies to ensure the safety of not only work crews but members of the traveling public.

  • New Construction Zone to be Established

Beginning on May 18, Suffolk Construction will begin establishing a construction zone adjacent to Track 13. The contractor recently installed a new sidewalk for pedestrians to access the train platforms directly from Dorchester Avenue, providing a more direct connection for those rail passengers looking to access the Fort Point Channel area.

If you are a passenger who will be using the sidewalk from Dorchester Avenue to the rail platform, you will need to use the newly painted crosswalk to enter the station (near the end of Tracks 11 and 12). Beginning Monday, May 25, passengers will no longer have direct access to Track 13 from the alley between South Station and the Post Office, as this will be part of the construction zone.


The newsletter was shortened for publication here. To view the ful contents
https://mailchi.mp/89560e626169/south-station-air-rights-project-open-house-on-january-6442724?e=3a8a5c15a9 

South Station Air Rights Project - Construction Anticipated to Restart on May 18
South Station Air Rights Project - Construction Anticipated to Restart on May 18

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

MBTA Commuter Rail: track information will be removed from South Station terminal boards 1 min prior to departure

"Starting Wednesday March 18, the track information will be removed from South Station terminal boards one minute prior to departure. This is an important effort to improve passenger safety and to ensure trains depart on time. 
Be sure to allow sufficient time to safely board your train. Please follow all conductors instructions and remember that only crews are permitted to open doors."

Last Updated: Mar 10 2020 10:35 AM
https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/alerts

a station board photo from my archives 2016
a station board photo from my archives 2016

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"Much of the platform will become a construction zone" at South Station

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest to Franklin Line commuters
"The tens of thousands of commuter rail and bus riders who pour through South Station every day will soon have a more complicated course through the terminal.

Construction zones will go up in and around the station and platforms as work begins this month on a 51-story tower above the railbed area where passengers board trains. Over the coming months, the open area in front of the platforms will slowly be cordoned off, as workers build an extension of the loading zone over a portion of the rails, according to detailed construction plans the Massachusetts Department of Transportation posted on a new website late Friday.

Construction zones will also be set up along the Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street side entrances to the platform areas, and work will begin on an expanded bus terminal.

By July, work will be in full swing, and passing through the station will be a very different experience."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/11/construction-zones-coming-soon-south-station-platforms/EFN7GJkEFViUaBpkZgScxI/story.html?

Rendering of the final expanded outdoor concourse area. (image from https://southstationairrights.com/)
Rendering of the final expanded outdoor concourse area. (image from https://southstationairrights.com/)
Additional info on the MA DOT project page    https://southstationairrights.com/

South Station Construction Sequence video  https://youtu.be/zm3JNciahIM


Thursday, November 9, 2017

MBTA: Starting November 20: Commuter Rail schedule changes (not for Franklin Line)

Fall/Winter Commuter Rail schedules go into effect on Monday, November 20th. Schedules are now available on mbta.com. 
Please note that Haverhill, Lowell, Framingham/Worcester, and Providence/Stoughton are the only lines with changes made to train times. 
Additionally, all lines have been updated to incorporate severe weather service information and can be viewed on mbta.com on each line's schedule page.
Paper copies of the schedules will be available in the Boston-based stations (North Station, South Station, and Back Bay) on Monday, November 13th. 
For those who utilize the MBTA Commuter Rail application, please make sure to update the schedule in your application prior to travel on November 20th. When opening the application, a prompt will appear stating that a new Commuter Rail schedule is available. Please check the update button to ensure that the new schedules have been updated in your application. 
For more information, please visit: http://www.keoliscs.com/news/mbta-keolis-announce-fall-schedules-effective-november-20/ 

Last updated: Nov 08 2017 03:01 PM

You can view/download the Franklin Line schedule here (PDF)
https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/route_pdfs/commuter-rail-franklin-2017-11-20.pdf

Fall/Winter Commuter Rail schedules go into effect on Monday, November 20th
Fall/Winter Commuter Rail schedules go into effect on Monday, November 20th

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

South Station - the end of the line or the beginning?


When you think of Boston South Station, you most likely think about catching a train or bus, commuting home, or taking a weekend trip to New York City or Providence. It would be no surprise if, like many of the 22 million passengers who passed through South Station in 2011, you primarily regard the station as a means to get where you want to go. You may also appreciate the food and amenities that South Station offers, the holiday and art displays, and the connections to the MBTA Red and Silver Lines.
Read more about the early history of South Station here
http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2013/01/all-aboard-journey-to-the-new-south-station.html


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Franklin Line Schedule Changes 10/27/08

They are adjusting the schedule to "ease congestion" and to "accommodate the recent Amtrak schedule changes".

The MBTA apologizes for the "late notification".

The changes go into effect on Monday 10/27/08. The changes will be available on the MBTA schedule page on Monday. In the meantime, you should know that:

1 - what was known as the 4:10 PM train (#715) will leave South Station at 3:55 PM (15 minutes early)
2 - what was known as the 4:30 PM train (#799) will leave South Station at 4:30 but terminate at Readville running via the Dorchester Branch.
3 - a new train (#717) will leave South Station at 4:20 PM and make stops at Back Bay, Ruggles, Hyde Park, Readville, Dedham Corp, Norwood Depot, Norwood Central, Windsor Gardens, Walpole, Norfolk, Franklin/Dean and Forge Park/495.

A PDF of the changes is available on the MBTA website here


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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Marry Christmas

1 - This Christmas enjoy the holiday trains from South Station:



2 - follow this link to a great Christmas story (be patient for the first commercial, the story is worth waiting for)

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4003490&affil=wpvi

3 - and to recognize our countrymen and women serving in the military:



Merry Christmas to one and all!


PS - thanks to Joan at Songs of Experience for the link to ABC News