BREAKING: MBTA Rejects New Belmont Commuter Rail Station, But Waverley’s Future Still Up in the Air

Photo: The future of the Waverley Station remains up in the air.  The MBTA has rejected plans to construct a modern commuter rail station along South Pleasant Street to replace the century-old stop in Waverley Square, State Sen. Will Brownsberger told the Belmontonian this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 22.  “They heard the concerns from commuters and […]

Despite T Assurances, Residents Push Against Pleasant St. Station ‘Alternative’

Photo: Erik Stoothoff, chief engineer for the MBTA. Despite assurances by the MBTA a new commuter rail station on Pleasant Street is currently just one of many options being considered, the overwhelming number of residents who attended a public meeting on the future of the Waverley Station weren’t buying it. “I don’t understand why Belmont must pay […]

Opinion: Invest the Money to Keep Waverley Station Accessible

Photo: Waverley MBTA Commuter Rail Station  By Jim Williams In September, MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola made a presentation at an open Board of Selectmen meeting concerning handicap accessibility at the Waverley Commuter Rail station. Public comments opposed closing the station and Sami Bagdadhy, chair of the board, stated the Selectmen’s position was that our […]

Brighton Street Closed at MBTA Rail Crossing From Saturday Until Monday AM

Photo: The MBTA track crossing at Brighton Street. The reconstruct of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority commuter rail grade crossing at Brighton Street will require a small but important segment of the road to be closed for more than 48 hours, requiring traffic to be detoured through Belmont Center, according to a press release from the […]

Accessibility Key at Initial Meeting on Waverley Square Station’s Future

Photo: The meeting on Waverley Square station.  After hearing a ten-minute presentation on the future of Belmont’s two commuter rail stations in Belmont Center and Waverley Square, Board of Selectmen Chair Sami Baghdady got down to brass tacks. “Am I hearing … that both stations would be closed, and there would be one central station possibly […]

Belmont Could See One, Both MBTA Commuter Stations Closed In Favor of New Stop

Photo: Waverley Square station in Belmont. Since before the Civil War, Belmont has been home to a pair of stations along the rail lines running through town – one at Belmont Center and the other in Waverley Square – serving commuters and commerce from nearly the beginning of the town’s incorporation. But that arrangement is […]

Scrub-a-Dub: Commuter Bridge To Undergo Cleaning Today, Wednesday

Photo: The Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge set for a cleaning in the next days. One of Belmont’s iconic images will get its first cleaning in its history as the Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge will undergo a power washing beginning Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18. The private initiative spurred by former Belmont Selectman Angelo Firenze […]

Belmont’s Battle of the Snow Now Turns to Potholes and Sidewalks

Photo: The sidewalk leading to the commuter rail station along Concord Avenue in Belmont Center.  It was bad enough Belmont resident Christina Long had to suffer through stoppages and delays to the MBTA commuter rail system due to the four snow storms that passed through the region in the past month. She didn’t think it […]

MBTA Suspends Commuter Rail Service at 7PM, Buses Continue to Run

The latest snow storm has officially defeated the rails. All MBTA subway and commuter rail services will be suspended at 7 p.m., according to the MBTA. The stoppage will impact the Belmont and Waverley stops on the Fitchburg commuter line. It will also effect Belmont residents who travel to and from Harvard and Alewife stations on […]

MBTA Running Bus, Commuter Rail on Regular Schedule

The MBTA is providing service today, Monday, Feb. 9,  The service plan is as follows: Bus routes will operate regular service. Passengers should anticipate delays in service and allow additional travel time. For updates, please check T-Alerts and our Bus Stop Clearing page.  Commuter Rail will also operate regular service. Passengers should anticipate delays in service and allow additional travel time. For up-to-the-minute […]