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Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Service Increases Coming

The state is taking over the rail lines between Boston and Worcester next month.

The 45 miles of rails between Boston and Worcester will be managed by the state starting next month, according to the telegram.com.

This means more service between the two cities as well as bridge work that will allow for double-decker trains to service a longer area.

The rail line includes the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail, which makes three stops in Newton, including Auburndale, West Newton and Newtonville. 

According to the telegram.com, Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray said he expects transportation officials to announce service increases of 13.5 trips per day to 20 within the next year.

The state will pay $100 million to purchase the rail lines from CSX and will assume the cost of operating and maintaining them, the article said. CSX and the state will share the costs, though, for new rail yard construction in Worcester, Westborough and West Springfield as well as the bridge work. 

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