Special $10 summer weekend commuter rail fare begins next month

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$10 all-weekend fare valid on all commuter rail lines and all zones

Boston  – The MBTA has announced a special $10 summer weekend fare on the Commuter Rail, valid for unlimited travel through all zones on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9. This pilot program will be offered every weekend through Sept. 2.

“We look forward to testing this pilot program as we work to determine if there is an untapped market for weekend commuter rail service,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. “There is plenty of capacity on our weekend trains, and we’d be happy to fill those seats with families and others traveling in and out of Boston this summer.”

Beginning Saturday, June 9, the $10 weekend fare will be valid for all Commuter Rail zones from the first scheduled Saturday trip through the last scheduled Sunday trip. The $10 fare will be available on mTicket, onboard trains, and at ticket windows at North, South, and Back Bay Stations. The special fare applies to customers age 12 and above; paying adults can bring two children under 12 for free.

Unlike weekdays, weekend Commuter Rail service is not in high demand, according to officials. This $10 summer weekend fare is a pilot program designed to test the market and encourage people to try Commuter Rail service on weekends when ample seating is available. During the summer pilot, MBTA staff hopes to learn more about weekend Commuter Rail ridership demand, receive customer feedback, and evaluate the pilot’s impact on overall ridership and revenue balance through data collected from mTicket and retail windows.

With the exception of the CapeFlyer, operated through a partnership with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, this pilot applies to all MBTA Commuter Rail services.

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