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Danvers Electric Division has a utility easement on the majority of the MBTA Right of Ways (ROW) with the right to construct, maintain and operate the Town of Danvers Electric system. These ROWs, due to the abandonment of MBTA Railroad lines, became available to the Town of Danvers for the recreational use of a Rail Trail system. 


Danvers Electric Right of Way

However, the backbone to the electric system via sub-transmission circuits and distribution circuits are on the ROWs from the southernmost end of the Rail Trail to Wenham Street.

 ​Danvers Electric trucks routinely drive this easement for line inspection, maintenance and repair. Rail Trail segments may be posted as closed due to scheduled or unscheduled work by Danvers Electric. Due to the nature of electric work, pedestrians will not be allowed to pass should the segment be posted as closed.

Postings will be put at both ends of the segment and indicate an approximate closing and re-opening time. In the event of scheduled work, postings will be made and the website will be updated. Unscheduled work, such as storm related repairs, etc. may force closure without notice. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated while Danvers Electric continues to provide excellent reliability and customer service.

To report electric related emergencies, such as a tree or fallen limbs on the lines, broken equipment, etc., please contact Danvers Electric at (978) 774-0005.

If you need further information, please contact the Electric Utility Director, Coleen O’Brien-Pitts, at the same number, x 615 or email at

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The Danvers Rail Trail Advisory Committee is a Town Manager appointed committee of nine volunteers with broad representation from the community. Created in July 2009, the Committee purpose is to advance the utilization of the abandoned railroad corridor in Danvers to which the Town has been granted a 99 year lease by the MBTA. Read More...

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