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 06 August
New WiFi System for Commuter Rail
The MBTA has signed a licence agreement for an upgrade Wifi system to be installed throughout the commuter rail system.
New train schedule in effect Monday 04 August
Several bridges in Concord are being reconstructed as part of the Fitchburg Line Improvement Project.
To accommodate the use of only a single track between Lincoln and Acton, a
new train schedule
is in effect for the duration of the construction.
The biggest changes are to the evening rush hour trains.
In addition trains that do not go all the way to Fitchburg
turn around at Littleton/495 instead of South Acton.
South Acton Station construction update
Construction of the station has resumed after a problem with a subcontractor supplying steel for construction of the bridge and station houses. The delay means that the new South Acton station won't be completed until fall 2015, but it will not affect the overall schedule for the Fitchburg Line Project.
5% Fare Increase
The MBTA fare increase has gone into effect. The increase is approximately 5% across-the-board. The one-way fare from Acton to Boston has gone up from $8.75 to $9.25.
All Weekend Service Suspended July-September
Due to on-going construction on the Fitchburg line, weekend service on the entire South Acton / Fitchburg line is suspended Saturday 12 July through Sunday 05 October, except for Labor Day weekend 30-31 August. Specifically, all service will be suspended: July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27; August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24; September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28; October 4 & 5.
Weekend Service Suspended West of Brandeis/Roberts October-November
Due to on-going construction on the Fitchburg line, weekend service is suspended west of Brandeis/Roberts Saturday 11 October through Saturday 22 November. Specifically, service will be suspended west of Brandeis/Roberts: October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26; November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 & 22. Full weekend service will resume during the wither months of December 2014 through March 2015.