Advisory: Newburyport Commuter Rail Line Overnight Work In March
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This advisory from MassDOT and the MBTA highlights systems testing along the Newburyport Line of the Commuter Rail that will occur overnight through March.

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 the overnight systems testing within the right-of-way along the MBTA Newburyport Commuter Rail Line. This overnight work is necessary to avoid service interruptions by taking advantage of track time when the trains will not be operating.

Activities by the PTC Systems Integrator Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. are anticipated to continue overnight through March along the MBTA Newburyport Commuter Rail Line. Work will occur as necessary between approximately 10 PM and 6 AM.

Due to the equipment necessary to perform this work, light to mild noise levels can be expected. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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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 617-721-7505 or