MBTA rock drilling this weekend along the tracks

Another week, another update on the Worcester-Framingham Commuter Rail. While the PTC project is in the works this summer, I have a feeling that’s how it’s going to go.

Today, the MBTA shared its latest news on work being done along the Commuter Rail line in Southborough. Unfortunately for those of you who live near the Commuter Rail line it sounds like it’s going to be a noisy weekend.

(For anyone who had been thinking to take the train into the city this weekend, this is also a reminder that the project means shuttle bus detours are already in effect on the weekends.)

Here’s the update:

Work in Ashland, Southborough & Westborough will occur 6AM–6PM
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 upcoming daytime drill work within the right-of-way along the MBTA Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Due to the equipment necessary to perform this work, high noise levels can be expected.

On the weekend of June 2-3, 2018, the PTC Systems Integrator Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. is scheduled to perform rock drilling activities during daytime work hours of between approximately 6AM – 6PM.

The work will take place along the Worcester Line between the Framingham and Grafton stations at locations in Ashland, Southborough and Westborough. For further information regarding PTC please visit the MBTA PTC program website.

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 PTCProgram@mbta.com.

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