New Massachusetts express train: Worcester to Boston in under an hour

October 7, 2015

WORCESTER – A nonstop train between Worcester and Boston and two more express trains will begin this May, with the nonstop service cutting the commute to Boston to under an hour.

It’s a game changer,” Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Wednesday morning in Union Station at an announcement of the new service.Website Insert Fleet for Sale or Lease copy

The nonstop train will leave Union Station each weekday at 7:55 a.m. and arrive at Boston’s Back Bay Station at 8:51 a.m. and at South Station at 8:57 a.m., according to a draft schedule unveiled at the press conference. On the return trip, the train leaves South Station at 7:40 p.m., Back Bay Station at 7:46 p.m., and arrives in Union Station at 8:42 p.m.

This will shave approximately 30 minutes off the current Worcester-to-Boston trip, which typically takes about an hour and a half and includes up to 16 stops, officials said.

In addition, the number of express trains — which run locally between Worcester and Framingham then nonstop into Boston – will increase from three to five, according to the announcement.

Read the full story from Telegram & Gazette staff writer Cyrus Moulton by clicking here.

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