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Special Service

Boston Marathon

Commuter Rail will run a regular weekday service during the marathon. We are also offering a $15 Marathon Pass for Commuter Rail. The unlimited all-day pass is valid for all Commuter Rail lines and zones. For more info visit https://www.mbta.com/guides/marathon-guide


From Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can take the Commuter Rail from South Station to Hyannis on Cape Cod. Beat the traffic and take the CapeFLYER instead.

Gillette Stadium

Check MBTA.com/Gillette for 2021-2022 Patriots Train schedules

For games, special event trains headed to Gillette Stadium will leave from South Station in Boston, making stops at Back Bay and Dedham Corporate Center, as well as from Providence, Rhode Island with stops at Providence, South Attleboro, Attleboro, and Mansfield before arriving in Foxboro. For up-to-date game-day schedules, just click here.

Service to Gillette Stadium for concerts is on a concert-by-concert basis. If we are running train service for an upcoming concert, details will be available on our special service page.

Fares and Passes

Round trip event tickets to Foxboro are $20.

Please note that regular Commuter Rail tickets and passes (including the $10 weekend pass) are not valid for game or event trains.

You can buy tickets up to 1 week in advance:

Winter Ski Train

Did you know you can take the Commuter Rail to Wachusett Mountain for a day (or night) of skiing? 

On Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays during ski season, the MBTA runs special trains on the Fitchburg Line from North Station that are equipped with ski and snowboard racks. Make sure to take advantage of our $10 weekends tickets for round-trip travel!

Check back soon for the 2021-2022 Ski Train Schedule & information

For more winter activities, check out our Winter Fun map which highlights fun activities near our train stops.

Holiday Service

Commuter Rail operates on weekend schedules for most major federal and state holidays. Visit MBTA.com/holidays for holiday service information.

Salem Haunted Happenings

Take the train to Salem this Halloween season for Haunted Happenings with $10 weekends!

Commuter Rail Schedule

For the weekends of October 23-24 & October 30-31, additional trains to Salem have been added to the regular Newburyport/Rockport Line to accommodate increased ridership. Weekend passes are available for $10, and allow for unlimited trips on the Commuter Rail on Saturday and Sunday.

View the 2021 Haunted Happenings weekend train schedule


Parking in Salem is limited in October. The MBTA parking garage at Salem station will be closed 6 PM – 11:30 PM on October 31.

Learn more about Haunted Happenings 2021 

New Year’s Eve Service

On Friday, December 31, fares will be free after 8pm across all MBTA modes. Commuter Rail will run on a regular weekday schedule with the last trains being held until after 12 AM on all lines excluding Needham and Stoughton. For updated departure times, visit your line’s schedule at MBTA.com/cr or visit MBTA.com/holidays.

Bikes, including folding bikes, are not allowed on all inbound trains between 10 AM and 6 PM and on all outbound trains from 4 PM until the end of service.

On New Year’s Day, Commuter Rail will run on a regular weekend schedule.