KEOLIS TO REINSTATE 42 MBTA COMMUTER RAIL TRAIN TRIPS ON MARCH 16, AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Largest number of trips restored in a single day since recovery began

BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2015 – Keolis Commuter Service today announced that it will restore service on an additional 42 MBTA Commuter Rail trains on March 16, a major milestone in its plan to restore full service by March 30. This marks the largest number of commuter trains restored to service since the recovery schedule was put in place after winter storms impacted the commuter rail fleet.

Keolis has now returned 82% of the normal train fleet back into service, enabling the restoration of these routes a week ahead of schedule. On Monday, about 75 percent of regular weekday schedule will be restored, up from about 64 percent the previous week. The next round of service restoration, scheduled for March 23, will be announced next week. Company officials said they anticipate meeting the March 30 deadline of bringing service back to 100%.

“We told passengers that we were committed to adding trains back into the schedule as quickly as possible and we meant it,” said Keolis Commuter Services General Manager Gerald C. Francis. “These routes were selected based on where we knew we could provide quality service on a consistent basis in order to have the greatest impact on the overall commuter rail schedule. We also took into account input from passengers about where there was the greatest need.”

The 42 restored trains for March 16 are:

Newburyport/Rockport

  • Train 51 (7:10 a.m. outbound from North Station to Beverly)
  • Train 52 (8:14 a.m. inbound from Beverly to North Station)
  • Train 55 (4:45 p.m. outbound from North Station to Beverly)
  • Train 56 (5:40 p.m. inbound from Beverly to North Station)

 

Haverhill

  • Train 200 (5:05 a.m. inbound from Haverhill to North Station)
  • Train 271 (4:49 p.m. outbound from North Station to Reading)
  • Train 272 (5:35 p.m. inbound from Reading to North Station)
  • Train 221 (6:55 p.m. outbound from North Station to Haverhill)
  • Train 224 (8:25 p.m. inbound from Haverhill to North Station)

 

Lowell

  • Train 302 (5:35 a.m. inbound from Lowell to North Station)
  • Train 323 (2:10 p.m. outbound from North Station to Lowell)
  • Train 326 (3:15 p.m. inbound from Lowell to North Station)

 

Fitchburg

  • Train 407 (9:55 a.m. outbound from North Station to Fitchburg)
  • Train 416 (11:50 a.m. inbound from Fitchburg to North Station)

 

Framingham/Worcester

  • Train 501 (4:20 a.m. outbound from South Station to Worcester)
  • Train 504 (5:45 a.m. inbound from Worcester to South Station)
  • Train 529 (5:15 p.m. outbound from South Station to Framingham)
  • Train 534 (6:45 p.m. inbound from Framingham to South Station)

 

Fairmount

  • Train 751 (8:40 a.m. outbound from South Station to Readville)
  • Train 752 (9:20 a.m. inbound from Readville to South Station)
  • Train 777 (7:45 p.m. outbound from South Station to Readville)
  • Train 778 (8:25 p.m. inbound from Readville to South Station)

 

Providence/Stoughton

  • Train 800 (5:07 a.m. inbound from Providence to South Station)
  • Train 841 (6:35 a.m. outbound from South Station and Back Bay express to Mansfield)
  • Train 842 (7:26 a.m. inbound from Mansfield to South Station)
  • Train 827 (9:05 p.m. outbound from South Station to Providence)

 

Middleborough/Lakeville

  • Train 006 (6:58 a.m. outbound from South Station to Middleborough)
  • Train 007 (9:57 a.m. outbound from South Station to Middleborough)
  • Train 014 (11:10 a.m. inbound from Middleborough to South Station)
  • Train 021 (5:12 p.m. outbound from South Station to Middleborough)

 

Plymouth/Kingston

  • Train 038 (7:11 a.m. inbound from Kingston to South Station)
  • Train 061 (8:56 a.m. outbound from South Station to Plymouth)
  • Train 060 (10:48 a.m. inbound from Plymouth to South Station)
  • Train 047 (5:38 p.m. outbound from South Station to Kingston)

 

Greenbush

  • Train 073 (9:25 a.m. outbound from South Station to Greenbush)
  • Train 080 (10:35 a.m. inbound from Greenbush to South Station)
  • Train 075 (10:30 a.m. outbound from South Station to Greenbush)
  • Train 082 (11:50 a.m. inbound from Greenbush to South Station)

 

Needham

  • Train 609 (8:45 a.m. outbound from South Station to Needham)
  • Train 610 (9:40 a.m. inbound from Needham to South Station)
  • Train 613 (12 p.m. outbound from South Station to Needham)
  • Train 614 (12:55 p.m. inbound from Needham to South Station)

 

Weekend schedules remain at full service. For the latest updates on expanded schedules, passengers should visit www.mbta.com/winter/severe_weather, follow MBTA Commuter Rail on Twitter @MBTA_CR, or contact the Keolis Customer Service team at 617-222-3200.

About Keolis

Keolis is a global leader in the passenger transportation industry, operating systems in 15 countries including North America. The largest light rail operator in the world, Keolis transports 2.5 billion passengers a year via trains, buses, shuttles and taxis, and also provides fleet management and maintenance, logistics and routing services. Learn more about how Keolis and our 55,000 employees are always “Thinking Like A Passenger” at www.keolisnorthamerica.com.

Contact

Mac Daniel
Keolis Commuter Services
mac.daniel@keoliscs.com
1 857-303-0205