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Mass. rail systems launch real-time radio service

Posted on April 8, 2011

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) announced the launch of an updated "Rail Radio" service.

Rail Radio, which provides real-time information about the status of approaching trains on car radios, is now integrated with commuter rail's Passenger Train Information System (PTIS), a computerized system that links real-time information from approaching trains to LED monitors at stations.

"The integration of Rail Radio and PTIS delivers real-time information directly from approaching trains to customers' cars," said MBTA GM Richard Davey. "This service gives commuter rail customers more accurate information about when their train will arrive."

The low wattage AM radio service is currently available at more than 80 MBTA commuter rail stations with over 50 parking spaces in Eastern Massachusetts.

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