MBTA launches Worcester-Boston express service


WORCESTER (AP) - A train ride between Worcester and Boston is about to get shorter - at least some of the time.

The MBTA on Monday is launching a daily express train between the cities that will cut about 20 minutes from a normal trip.

The new inbound express leaves Worcester at 6:20 a.m., stops in Framingham at 7 a.m. and arrives at South Station at 7:43 a.m. after a stop at Back Bay.

The outbound express will leave South Station at 5:35 p.m., stop in Framingham at 6:13 p.m. and arrive in Worcester at 6:43 p.m.

State Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey says a round trip between the cities costs $20. The express trains will likely feature six cars and each car can accommodate approximately 175 passengers.


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