• Haverhill Line Train 225

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by l008com
 
Train 225 is the last weekday outbound, leaving North Station at 10:55pm and getting to Haverhill at 12:04 am.

My question is, what happens when this train gets to haverhill? Does it turn around and head back to Somerville without stopping? Or does it spend the night in Haverhill?

The last train of the night on the Lowell line seems to come back down like clock work. And it turns around really fast.

I ask because I'm always looking to catch more trains for my youtube channel and I'm often in Reading/Wakefield after midnight. But it seems like I almost never catch anything going by after midnight. The line is a ghost town. Is it just bad luck or does the train I'm looking for never come?
  by NotThatPotato
 
My best guess is that Train 225 goes back down to Bradford Station. At Bradford, there is a location used as storage and layover for the Haverhill Line.

The image below shows the layover space.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531213718553656716/
  by BostonUrbEx
 
It used to be the last Haverhill trains would always deadhead back every night. But under the current schedules, train 225 always puts away at Bradford and trains 1215 and 2215 will deadhead back to BET.
  by stevefol
 
And the Haverhill deadheads come down the Wildcat. So you won’t see them in Reading or Wakefield