MBTA to test unlimited-use $10 weekend commuter-rail tickets

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BOSTON — In a pilot program, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will offer $10 unlimited-use weekend tickets for Commuter Rail trains beginning June 9.

The tickets are good for Saturdays and Sundays. The program will be offered weekends 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," MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez said in a statement announcing the service. "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 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 the mTicket mobile app, on board 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 2 children under 12 for free.

The fare does not apply to the CapeFlyer, operated through a partnership with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, or special-event trains.


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