Following a judge`s decision in favour of the MBTA, the two agencies agreed in March 1990 to extend the existing 14-metre platforms and install them at all S-Bahn stations (which was not the case) until 1997.  South Attleboro Station finally opened on June 20, 1990.   MBTA stated that it was not required to pay Amtrak, as a 2003 enterprise agreement provided Amtrak with free use of Attleboro tracks in exchange for maintenance and shipping services. According to an agreement announced Friday, MBTA will pay Amtrak approximately $20 million per year from February through September 2022 to maintain the Attleboro line on a daily basis, according to a T press release. That was the deal – they use our track for free, but they maintain it. Since Amtrak has to keep the tracks at a much higher level because of their higher speeds than the S-Bahn, it is a good idea to do so. Since 1973, it has been agreed that Amtrak could use state-owned tracks free of charge in exchange for their maintenance. Construction of the station was approved in 1987 and completed the following year. The opening was delayed by a dispute between the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) because the station was not accessible. After MBTA and MAAB agreed on the length of the accessible platforms, the station was opened in June 1990. The bridge is in poor condition, two stairs are closed. In 2020, MBTA signed a contract to plan station improvements, including a new bridge with elevators.
Establish a business agreement that states that $29,000,000 plus the current value of the services offered by Amtrak is now the new price that MBTA charges them for rent. The agreement resolves a complaint filed by the MBTA in January, after the state-subsidized transit service demanded that Ts pay nearly $30 million a year to preserve the railroad between the Rhode Island border and the Southern Station as part of a new multi-cetean policy. Is there any confusion here as to the reason for this payment? Could this be for the shipping service that Amtrak makes available to the T? South Attleboro Station is located under the via from Newport Avenue (Highway 1A) to the far south of Attleboro, just 150 metres from the Rhode Island line.  The station has two 240-metre side platforms that support the two lanes of the northeast corridor.  At the west end of the low docks, there are 18 m high « mini-high » platforms that allow unfettered boarding.  A footbridge with ramps and a staircase currently closed connects the south (north) platform to the south platform and the parking lot on the north side of the tracks.