The above image depicts a MBTA commuter train stopped at a commuter station.

Connecting the Region to Boston

The MBTA commuter rail system is one of the largest in the nation, operating 14 commuter rail lines that serve 50 communities. With approximately 122,000 daily passenger trips on an average weekday, the commuter rail system represents almost 9% of the weekday passenger trips taken on the MBTA.

The commuter rail system fleet includes 82 rail locomotives and 421 coaches. It covers 388 route miles and includes 12 layover facilities, 3 maintenance facilities, and an operations center at Cobble Hill.

Commuter Rail State of the System Report