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Allston station not included in $260M budget

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Company says it’s ‘deeply disappointed’ with decision

BOSTON — A judge has denied a request by the losing bidder of a contract to operate the state’s commuter rail system to block the MBTA from moving forward with a new company.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan ruled Thursday that the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. failed to establish a likelihood of success on its claim that the MBTA “acted illegally or arbitrarily or capriciously” when it awarded the $2.68 billion contract to Keolis Commuter Services.

Kaplan said an injunction could harm the public interest by disrupting ongoing efforts to transfer operations by July 1.

MBCR has operated the commuter rail service since 2003. It claimed T officials coached Keolis on how to win the contract, and questioned aspects of the bid.

MBRC said it’s “deeply disappointed” and is focused on the transition of commuter rail operations to Keolis.


Crews respond to Pond Street incident

Stan Forman/WCVB

BILLERICA, Mass. — A man was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train in Billerica Monday morning.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was struck near Pond Street at 9:49 a.m., according to transit police.

Police said the man was trespassing on the tracks at the time. His name was not released.

The MBTA is using a bus to shuttle passengers.

NewsCenter 5 and WCVB.com will have more information when it becomes available.


60 passengers on board; No one hurt

Commuter rail train derails in Fitchburg

Thomas E. Ryan

FITCHBURG, Mass. —A commuter rail train carrying 60 passengers derailed at its final stop in Fitchburg on Tuesday night, police said.
Commuter rail train derails in Fitchburg
Thomas E. Ryan

The engine derailed from the track at the Intermodel train station, according to Fitchburg police.

No one was injured.

 

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