Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amtrak to start Massachusetts ROW work

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Amtrak in June will begin a summer-long project to replace rail ties on the Northeast Corridor in Massachusetts, impacting Amtrak service and Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority (MBTA) consists. Tie replacement will occur between Boston’s Back Bay Station and Forest Hills Station.



Two tracks will remain open throughout the project; NEC right-of-way consists of three tracks in that location.

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., which operates MBTA trains, will issue temporary schedule adjustments for four lines. Some trains will be retimed and some will be combined, MBCR officials said. New schedules will be available by May 30.

The tie-replacement project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.