South Acton Train Station Information
ActonTrain.info is the source for information about the South Acton Commuter Rail Station
from the South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee.
The MBTA is in the middle of the multi-year process improving the Fitchburg Commuter Rail
line, including the construction of a new South Acton Commuter Rail Train Station.
Here you can find the latest info and schedule
for the new train station, along with up-to-date news about the project.
Bulletins updated 20 November
Overnight work at Martin Street
Work will be ongoing overnight Wednesday 20 November at the Martin Street grade crossing to install new signal equipment. The work will continue through the night to get the new signals installed ahead of the grade crossing work that will occur at Martin Street this weekend. This work should not be particularly noisy but two poles will be set and signal crews will be working overnight to complete the wiring prior to the start of commuter service in the morning.
Grade crossing to be replaced
The Martin Street grade crossing will be reconstructed this weekend, 23-24 November. Martin Street will be closed starting 11:00pm Friday 22 November until 5:00am Monday 25 November. Substitute bus service will be provided between Acton and Littleton stations. The town is allowing residents to park at the train station during the construction to avoid detours out of the Maple Street / Stow Street area.
Work will continue around the clock to add second track and replace the signals. Message boards announcing the shutdowns announce details of the detour.
South Acton Station construction update
The South Acton Train Station construction by McCourt Construction is on-going with platform and building foundation work nearly completed. Platform casings and the building steel components are being fabricated off site and will be installed in the near term.
Fitchburg Line Project construction update
Double track installation though Acton is substantially complete with JF White making final adjustments and installations necessary to tie in track at Martin and Central streets. Signal improvements on the line are continuing in town with new signal bungalows delivered. Signal work by JF White through the South Acton Station site is being conducted during the first week of October. Work continues on the West Acton Bridge near Idylwilde farm.