Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announces reopening of South Attleboro commuter rail station – Fall River Reporter

(BOSTON) – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the Commuter Rail system on behalf of the MBTA, have announced the new Commuter Rail Spring schedule, which will take effect May 20. All timetables will soon be available online at cr. The schedule calls for the South Attleboro station to reopen for limited service during morning and afternoon rush hours.

“The Healey-Driscoll administration and MBTA are committed to reopening the South Attleboro station, and we are proud to take this step with our partners at Keolis to offer morning and evening rides this spring,” said MBTA- General Manager and CEO Phillip Ing. “Offering these trips in South Attleboro is an important part of connecting communities across the Commonwealth through access to transportation. I thank our MBTA team, Keolis, Senator Feeney and Representative Hawkins for developing a creative solution to welcome our South Attleboro passengers back to Commuter Rail.”

“I am pleased that, working with the MBTA, we were able to adapt and improve service based on feedback from passengers and communities,” said Abdellah Chajai, CEO and general manager of Keolis.

The South Attleboro station will reopen to three inbound trains in the morning and four outbound trains in the evening. Trains arriving in the morning stop at 4:23 a.m., 6:11 a.m. and 7:21 a.m. Trains departing in the afternoon stop at 12:15 p.m., 3:14 p.m., 4:44 p.m. and 6:36 p.m

“Partially restoring commuter service at the South Attleboro Station is an important step forward in providing Attleboro area residents the public transportation they deserve and rely on,” said Senator Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough). “After years of uncertainty, I am encouraged to see that there is momentum and movement to restore service in South Attleboro and am grateful that this administration recognizes the value of this important regional connection. I look forward to continuing to work with the delegation, local leaders, Governor Healey and our partners at the MBTA on the timely and full reopening of this station.”

“It goes without saying that our office is thrilled,” said Rep. James Hawkins (D-Attleboro). “I was the driving force behind the repair and ultimate replacement of the station, and we have beaten that drum consistently since 2019. With the unwavering support of Senator Paul Feeney, I lobbied hard at the MBTA, built and nurtured critical relationships, built magic. I built visibility and political capital, wrote multiple letters, gave hours of testimony from our office and our constituents and to almost everyone Attended a meeting where I could say, 'Don't forget Attleboro!'”

Keolis Commuter Services operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail system, the fifth largest commuter rail operation in North America. KCS is a subsidiary of Keolis North America (KNA), both headquartered in Boston, and employs approximately 2,400 people across the region. KCS and KNA are part of the Keolis Group, an innovative, global leader in transit services with more than a century of experience in passenger transportation and operations in 13 countries.

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