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 nearing completion on a 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 19 November
Railroad Street parking closed Friday 20 November
The Railroad Street parking lot for the South Acton station will be closed on Friday 20 November for resurfacing. Work will continue through the weekend.
Partial resurfacing of main parking 21-22 November
The drop-off lane of the main South Acton parking lot on Central Street will be resurfaced over the weekend of 20-21 November. The parking lot will remain open, however there will be disruption to use of the drop-off lane, and a few parking spaces may be unavailable on Friday and Saturday.
Tree clearing Saturday 21 November
To create safe sightlines for railroad signals, crews will be clearing trees on the Commonwealth-owned MBTA right-of-way east of the Main Street (Rt.27) bridge. Work will be conducted during the day on Saturday 21 November. There will be significant clearing of trees on MBTA property in this area.
New Train Schedule starts mid December
The new train schedule, which goes into effect Monday 14 December, shows some of the advantages of the Fitchburg Line Improvement Project:
- reduced travel times
- earlier outbound train to Littleton/495
- more evenly spaced trains with reduced waits betwen trains
- one additional train per day -- in and out
Temporary Boarding Areas During November
Riders that board trains at South Acton, will use temporary restricted boarding areas through November as track and station elements are completed. Boarding the trains will be slower during this time.
Weekend Service Resumes Saturday 26 November
Weekend train service is scheduled to resume Saturday 26 November.
Since the Fitchburg Line Improvement Project is nearing completion, no more weekend suspensions are scheduled.