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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Commuter line troubles


It's not all in your mind.

Joseph P. Pesaturo, an MBTA spokesman, tells the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester today that the Worcester-Boston commuter line probably has the worst on-time record of any line in the system.

Pesaturo attributed the slowdowns to freight giant CSX, which owns much of the track west of Framingham. CSX imposes speed restrictions to reduce friction on the track in high heat and wet conditions.

The newspaper reports that area mass transit advocates hold little hope that service will be improved because of the recent departure of the top official of the private consortium that runs the commuter service.

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