Tough week for Southborough train commuters

Switch problems in Worcester this morning led to significant delays on the Worcester/Framingham commuter rail line that runs through Southborough. A commuter who catches the train in Grafton said it’s been a bad week on the rail line: …out of 5 commutes this week, 3 of them have been delayed by more than 1/2 hour. Read the full article → from Tough week for Southborough train commuters

Commuter rail train from Southborough involved in low-speed crash

A commuter rail train on the Worcester/Framingham line crashed into a bumper at South Station this morning injuring about 20 passengers, the Boston Globe reports. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening. Train number 512 left the Southborough station around 8:03 am today. Any Southborough commuters on board have a first-hand report? Update: Read the full article → from Commuter rail train from Southborough involved in low-speed crash

Were you caught in Route 9 traffic this morning?

I have the luxury of working from home, so I’m free of the toils of a daily commute, but from what I hear it was a bad one out there this morning. The Metrowest Daily News reports a water main break, presumably in Framingham, had traffic backed up on Route 9 east from Prospect Street Read the full article → from Were you caught in Route 9 traffic this morning?

Regional planners suggest improvements to I-495

A couple regional planning committees have been studying the I-495 corridor from Berlin to Hopkinton, including the portion that runs through Southborough. This week they presented some ideas to improve the traffic capacity of interchanges on 495 and to reduce traffic along the corridor, reports the Metrowest Daily News. In addition to redesigning the interchange Read the full article → from Regional planners suggest improvements to I-495

Rates for Southborough train riders may increase

The MBTA is considering raising ticket prices on commuter rail lines, including the Boston-Worcester line that runs through Southborough. The proposed rate hikes would increase the one-way fare from Southborough to Boston from $6.75 to $7.75. That’s an increase of nearly 15%. There’s also talk of eliminating weekday trains after 7:00 pm along with all Read the full article → from Rates for Southborough train riders may increase

In the media: Locals join Pike lawsuit

Southborough resident Robert Ackley was one of three original plantiffs in the class-action lawsuit against the Turnpike Authority that alleges unfair taxation. The Metrowest Daily News has a story on how the lawsuit came to be: In March, Sandra Murphy had a letter published in the Daily News, arguing the Mass. Turnpike toll system is Read the full article → from In the media: Locals join Pike lawsuit

Southborough resident in the middle of Pike toll battle

You’ve probably heard about the class-action lawsuit against the Turnpike Authority that alleges Mass Pike tolls are an “unfair tax,” but what you might not know is that a Southborough man is right in the thick of it. Robert Ackley of Southborough was one of three Metrowest residents to file the suit against the beleaguered Read the full article → from Southborough resident in the middle of Pike toll battle

No commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s – for now

The plan by the owner of Fitzgerald’s General Store to offer cheaper commuter rail parking is dead, at least for now. The Metrowest Daily News reports that the Zoning Board of Appeals denied without prejudice Ramanbhati Patel’s request for a special permit to offer monthly parking in his lot. He will be able to reapply Read the full article → from No commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s – for now

Update on commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s

Several of you expressed interest in the plan by Fitzgerald’s General Store to offer discounted commuter rail parking, so here’s an update. The proposal was supposed to come before the Zoning Board of Appeals last night, but it had to be postponed due to a scheduling conflict. It’s now scheduled to come before the board Read the full article → from Update on commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s

Parking potential at Fitzgerald’s

Hoping to capitalize on dissatisfaction over the last fall’s hike in parking fees at commuter rail stations, Ramanbhati Patel, owner of Fitzgerald’s General Store wants to convert his parking lot into a lower-priced option for commuters. But he’ll need to get through the Zoning Board of Appeals first. Patel will need a special permit from Read the full article → from Parking potential at Fitzgerald’s

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