WORCESTER, MA — Worcester and Framingham commuter rail riders will start to see an increase in service later this fall.
On Nov. 2, the MBTA will return express trains to the line. The "Heart to Hub" serving just Worcester, Framingham and Boston will also return, the MBTA announced this week.
The MBTA is boosting service across the commuter rail network following a major slowdown last spring due to the coronavirus. The service level returned to about 85 percent of normal in June. All-day ridership has risen by about 11 percent recently.
"These upcoming schedule changes for the commuter rail aim to more evenly distribute service, and are being made in response to changing ridership patterns, including when and how commuter riders travel as many work locations in downtown Boston continue to be closed," MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said in a news release.