Friday, May 4, 2018

Overnight Work on Rockport MBTA Commuter Line in Manchester May 4-6

This MBTA Advisory was recently shared with me - MassDOT and the MBTA are undertaking federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure installation which will increase the safety of commuter rail customers and would like to advise the community of upcoming overnight work within the right-of-way along the MBTA Rockport Commuter Rail Line in Manchester-by-the-Sea. The work will take place in the vicinity of Ashland Avenue and the Manchester Drawbridge.

Overnight on Friday May 4 into Saturday May 5 and then Saturday night into Sunday May 6, soil boring activities along the rail between the hours of midnight to noon will be performed. If the work is not completed on this weekend an additional day will be scheduled for overnight on Friday May 11 into Saturday May 12.

For further information regarding the PTC work schedule please visit the MBTA PTC program website.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We appreciate your patience as the MBTA takes this important step in making the railways safer for customers with the implementation of the PTC program. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the PTC program at 617-721-7506 or