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11/1/2007



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MBTA launches service on Greenbush Line



Yesterday, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officially opened the Greenbush Line, the agency's 13th commuter-rail corridor.

MBTA now has completely restored the historic Old Colony Railroad, which ceased operations in 1959 and was used to create the Greenbush Line. The authority restored the other portion of the Old Colony Railroad — now known as the Middleborough/Lakeville and Kingston/Plymouth branches — 10 years ago.

The $512 million Greenbush Line features seven stations and serves the towns of Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate, Mass. MBTA will provide 12 round trips between Boston's South Station and Greenbush Station in Scituate each weekday and eight round trips on weekends. The authority expects the line to serve about 8,600 weekday riders.




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