Exciting announcement from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at Union Station this morning - starting in May 2016 we will have a 300 seat nonstop train leaving at 7:55 am and arriving at Back Bay and South Station in under an hour. We will also have 4 express, 75 minute trips with minimum stops. Given that today it is a 90 minute, up to 16 stop trip, this announcement is a significant step in minimizing commuting time. The May start date allows MADOT to finish the de-stressing of the tracks so that we don't need to lower the speed limit during high heat days.