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Station Announcement: Beginning Thursday, August 3, 2017, both IB & OB staircases will be closed for repairs. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier to get to the correct platform. There are two options to get to the other side of the tracks: use the elevators or travel down to the intersection of Routes 135 & 126 and use the sidewalk.
Work on replacing the inbound and outbound stairs at the Framingham Commuter Rail Station commenced this month starting with the inbound side staircase. We're anticipating the work replacing the old corroded stair treads and risers with a galvanized steel will take about 7 weeks per side. While this creates the inconvenience of elevator access only while each set of stairs is taken out of service sequentially, we believe it will be well-worth it once finished and appreciate our customers' patience. We are also planning to introduce our state-of-the-art waste and recycling recepticles, "BigBelly's", to our intermodal terminal. They are high-capacity, solar-powered and allow, for the first time, recycling of certain trash. Lastly, we continue to work on signage and security cameras while contractors and the Framingham DPW put the final touches on parking and sidewalk improvements.
During the month of June new enclosed bicycle lockers have been installed and readied for monthly rental, available in August. Additionally, as crews continued with paving and sidewalk improvements, a new maintenance shed was constructed. This new building will allow our intermodal team storage of the equipment and supplies necessary to maintain our intermodal terminal throughout the year and in New England's four-season weather. Lastly, the Intermodal Team welcomed a new member, Tom, who assumes a full-time on-site position handling customer service and on-going operations.
**Beginning Monday, June 26th, the inbound side staircase will be CLOSED for repairs. To access the Outbound side, please use the elevator, or travel to the lights at the intersection of Routes 126 & 135 to get across safely.**
APRIL & MAY 2017
Major work continued throughout April and May as contractors, the Framingham DPW and the Intermodal team busied themselves with many facility improvements. Projects improving parking, lighting, sidewalks and security, as well as continued maintenance and cleaning, have been in high gear as we work to improve our intermodal terminal.
In preparation for the opening of the new parking lot, No Overnight parking signs have been posted throughout the parking lots. The signs list the times that a vehicle will be towed at owner's expense if left in any of the Framingham Commuter Rail Station lots. Towing will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017. Vehicles towed from parking lots must contact Henry's Towing at 508-875-9152.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2017
During the months of January and February, Framingham Intermodal was hit with a substantial amount of snow in a short period of time. The plowing company that manages the Northside and the Southside commuter rail parking lots did a fantastic job clearing the snow and keeping the lots salted. New advertising has been installed around the station and more spaces are available to interested advertisers.