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Passengers at Boston South Station
August 10, 2017

Amtrak to Continue Providing Service to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Under New Agreement

Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have reached a new agreement governing the operation, maintenance and use of the 37.9-mile Attleboro Line, between Boston and the Rhode Island state line. Amtrak will provide maintenance-of-way and dispatching services on the line through 2021. 

“The joint effort of Amtrak and MBTA to reach this new agreement demonstrates our shared recognition of the importance of continued investment in the rail infrastructure in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and throughout the New England region, said Tom Moritz, Amtrak Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure Access and Investment. “We look forward to working closely with MBTA in the years to come to provide services that benefit both commuter and Amtrak customers.”

Read the news release.

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