Every commuter rail station north of Boston – including Hamilton-Wenham station – will be served with substitute bus service later this summer during a construction project that will shut down train service for about a month, according to a recent message from the MBTA to Hamilton town leaders.
The MBTA calls it “enhanced mitigation” for the effect that the work will have on commuters. The Beverly drawbridge over the Danvers River between Beverly and Salem will be reconstructed from July 17 to Aug. 13. That will mean no train service north of Salem, and the MBTA will provide bus shuttle service to all stations north of Salem, including Hamilton-Wenham station.
A separate project to install Positive Train Control is also scheduled for this summer along the Newburyport/Rockport train line. It is planned for weekend work starting July 8 and running until Sept. 30. The MBTA will also provide bus shuttle service from North Station to all stations on the Newburyport line during that time.
Revised schedules will be issued but are not yet available for weekend or weekday service, according to the T. The schedules are under development and will be released this week.
The T also urges riders to not to park in Salem because station parking there is limited and reminds customers that parking regulations will be strictly enforced in downtown Salem and neighborhood areas.