MBTA commuter rail train at South Station

MBTA issues special rail pass for Boston Marathon viewers

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is often the best option for people viewing the Boston Marathon, which falls on April 17 this year, and the authority is trying something new.  In collaboration with commuter rail operator Keolis, the MBTA is offering a commemorative one-day commuter rail pass.  The $20 pass is good on the Framingham/Worcester line, which has several stations along the marathon route, and passengers can hop on and off the train all day.

“Marathon Monday is a significant day for many of our customers and it’s important to us at Keolis that we provide transportation options that enhance the experience,” said acting vice president of service delivery Kennon Foster in a statement. “The opportunity to see the race at multiple stages with a ticket that doubles as a keepsake will do just that.”

Customers can purchase the day pass at MBTA ticket windows and on board Framingham/Worcester trains on Marathon Monday. The tickets are not available at fare vending machines or on the commuter rail mobile ticketing app.

Photo credit: Susan Mara Bregman

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