MBTA’s nonstop service between Worcester and Boston will begin next month

The MBTA has signed a contract with a small internet company that has pledged to install a sophisticated WiFi system along the Boston Commuter Rail line.
–Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Commuting between Worcester and Boston is about to get faster.

The MBTA announced Monday the new nonstop commuter rail service will begin May 23. Dubbed the “HeartToHub,” the nonstop train, first announced in October, will carry passengers between Worcester and Boston in about an hour. Trains scheduled to make the other stops along the way take around an hour and a half to travel between the two cities.

The service will run twice daily from Monday to Friday, originating in Worcester in the morning and South Station in the evening, also making stops at Yawkey and Back Bay stations in between. The Boston-bound trains are scheduled to depart from Worcester at 8:05 a.m. and arrive at South Station at 9:07 a.m., and the evening’s Worcester trains will leave South Station at 7:35 p.m. and reach Worcester at 8:40 p.m.

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Also in late May, schedule changes will be implemented on the Framingham/Worcester line.

 

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