On January 8, 2016, the MBTA released their proposed new commuter rail schedules. The proposal removes the ability for anyone working downtown to get to West Natick before 6 pm unless they leave work before 5 pm (a 4:35 pm South Station departure, specifically). Unfortunately, 6 pm is when all day care and after school programs shut their doors, often with penalties for parents running a second after that hour mark. While an express train to Framingham is offered at 5:05 pm (arriving at 5:37 pm), the station is a zone further, does not have adequate parking, and is not walking distance from the apartments / condos directly across from West Natick. This change unfairly impacts West Natick passengers.