Originally scheduled from February 4th – 12th, the MBTA has now extended the outage through this Thursday the 16th. Normal train service will resume on Friday, February 17th. They are installing new signal system upgrades called Automatic Train Control (ATC) as part of Positive Train Control (PTC), a federally mandated safety control system that monitors a train’s location, direction, and speed in real time and reduces speed when needed to help prevent collisions.
The project team would like to advise the community of upcoming implementation activity within the right-of-way on the MBTA Haverhill Commuter Rail Line.
Work will commence on the Haverhill Line in 2023 with a focus on installation activity to put ATC into service. The next outage will occur March 4-12th. Haverhill Line trains will be out of service between Haverhill and Reading Stations. Shuttle buses will replace trains during this outage.