South Shore: No more Greenbush or Plymouth/Kingston weekend train service

The MBTA’s fare and service changes went into effect Sunday and the majority of the South Shore will be cut off from weekend commuter rail service from now on, with this being the first weekend the Greenbush and Plymouth/Kingston lines won’t be running. And Scituate residents aren’t happy about it.

“I’m disgusted with the fact they’re cutting back on the service. It’s terrible,” said Walt Frazier

The long-time commuter rail rider and Scituate resident, Frazier said he and his wife go into Boston almost every weekend and they recently rode the commuter boat in as an alternative to the train, “We went up and got the boat from Quincy and I’m told they’re stopping the weekend service from Quincy as well. So I guess what we’ll do is we’ll drive and spend a lot of money on gas and parking.”

The Quincy to Logan commuter boat weekend service will be eliminated October 8th.

Though the Greenbush and Plymouth-Kingston weekend trains have been cut the Middleboro line will continue to operate.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.