In response to efforts by Representative David Rogers, the MBTA Commuter Rail has scheduled an additional morning stop in Belmont Center.
Please see the communication below from the MBTA to Representative Rogers.
Dear, Representative Rogers:
I am writing you in response to your recent inquiry regarding the flagstop you have requested be added to the Fitchburg Line schedule in Belmont.
I am pleased to report that the 8:07am flagstop service at Belmont Station is included in the new 18-month schedule that went in effect on Monday, August 4th. Also encouraging is that a the new schedule on the line is working well and early reports are that the new 8:07am Belmont flagstop is already being utilized by a good number of your constituents. Observations on August 19th showed some 15 riders catching this train, encouraging for a “soft” summer opening.
As you are aware, the new schedule currently in effect was implemented in large part to support the $200,000,000 Fitchburg Line Improvement project underway to improve service on the line. The addition of the flagstop, and the one hour earlier “reverse commute” service are early benefits of this project.
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We appreciate your continued partnership, support, and patience as we work to improve the infrastructure and service on the Fitchburg Line. Please let me know if I can provide you further assistance as we continue the project.
Assistant General Manager