Commuter Rail Track Overnight Work

Commuter Rail Track Overnight Work

Work on Fitchburg Line will occur 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

MassDOT and the MBTA are undertaking federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure installation which will increase the safety of commuter rail customers and would like to advise the community of overnight work within the right-of-way along the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line. This overnight work is necessary to avoid service interruptions by taking advantage of track time when the trains will not be operating.
Overnight activities by the PTC Systems Integrator Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. will continue in March and April as necessary between approximately 10 p.m., and 6 a.m., along the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line.
Due to the equipment necessary to perform this work, lights and mild to moderate noise levels can be expected. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We appreciate your patience as the MBTA takes this important step in making the railways safer for customers with the implementation of the PTC program. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the PTC program at 617-721-7506 or
For more information about PTC, please visit the MBTA PTC program website.