From March 4th -12th, the MBTA is 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. Haverhill Line trains will be out of service between Haverhill and Reading Stations. Shuttle buses will replace trains during this outage.