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 27 August
Walkway from Railroad Street to be relocated
In order to begin construction of the Railroad Street entrance to the new South Action station, the temporary walkway from Railroad Street to the main parking lot and temporary platform will be relocated. A portion of the temporary walkway will be moved further away from the tracks during the week of 01 September. Eventually the Railroad Street entrance to the station will consist of a canopy-covered ramp up to the outbound platform.
Volunteers sought to serve as acting passengers
On Sunday 21 September 7:00am-10:00am the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Keolis Commuter Services and the town of Acton will be conducting an emergency response drill. For added realism they are looking for volunteers to act in the role of passengers during a simulated incident. Some volunteers will be playing the roles of injured passengers, and all volunteers will experience a first-hand incident response as coordinated by first responders. Refreshments will be served and all volunteers will receive a participation certificate. EMT CEU hours may also be awarded to those eligible. If you are interested in participating,
you must register online.
A limited number of volunteer spaces are available. The deadline to sign up is Monday 08 September.
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.
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.