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Article Dated: 4/11/17
Expires: 4/18/17
Contact: Justin Thompson

New Commuter Rail Ticketing Option for Marathon Monday

BOSTON – April 10, 2017 – Customer Service teams at Keolis Commuter Services and the MBTA have teamed up to provide marathon fans with a new convenient ticketing option to view the famed Marathon at multiple locations along the course. A $20 ticket will allow all-day, on and off travel along the Framingham/Worcester Line of the Commuter Rail. Spectators can watch a runner pass them in Ashland, cheer again in Wellesley and then congratulate them at the finish line in Boston all with the same commemorative ticket.

This is the first time the MBTA Commuter Rail has provided this service on Marathon Monday, which is the result of collaboration with Keolis and other Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials.

“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. “The opportunity to see the race at multiple stages with a ticket that doubles as a keepsake will do just that.”

Tickets are available for purchase now at MBTA ticket windows and will be available on-board Framingham/Worcester Line trains on the day of the marathon. These commemorative tickets will not be available at MBTA fare vending machines.

The $20 Worcester Line Unlimited Travel, All Day Marathon Pass allows riders to travel up and down the marathon route and back home for one flat rate. It is only valid on the Worcester Commuter Rail Line on Marathon Monday.

Two additional trains will run on the Worcester Line to serve marathon spectators at the times indicated below:

To Ashland
To Wellesley Square
Departing South Station
9:10 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Back Bay
9:16 a.m.
11:36 a.m.
9:21 a.m.
11:41 a.m.
Wellesley Farms
9:35 a.m.
11:55 a.m.
Wellesley Hills
9:38 a.m.
11:58 a.m.
Wellesley Square
9:41 a.m.
12:01 p.m.
9:46 a.m.
West Natick
9:51 a.m.
9:54 a.m.
Arrive at Ashland
10 a.m.
To South Station
To South Station
To South Station
Departing Ashland
10:10 a.m.
10:40 a.m.
10:21 a.m.
10:51 a.m.
West Natick
10:26 a.m.
10:56 a.m.
10:32 a.m.
11:02 a.m.
Wellesley Square
10:38 a.m.
11:08 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Wellesley Hills
10:43 a.m.
11:13 a.m.
12:34 p.m.
Wellesley Farms
10:47 a.m.
11:17 a.m.
12:38 p.m.
10:53 a.m.
11:23 a.m.
12:43 p.m.
West Newton
10:57 a.m.
11:27 a.m.
12:48 p.m.
11:02 a.m.
11:32 a.m.
12:52 p.m.
L 11:12 a.m.
L 11:42 a.m.
L 1:02 p.m.
Back Bay
L 11:17 a.m.
L 11:47 a.m.
L 1:07 p.m.
Arrive at South Station
11:22 a.m.
11:52 a.m.
1:12 p.m.


A map of the marathon route with recommended stations to utilize is available for download here. The map provides the distance of these stations to the route as well as estimates on the times the highest volume of runners are expected to pass so viewers can enjoy every moment of the historic race.

Customers wishing to ride the subway and bus systems can purchase the $12 unlimited travel, one-day pass on any fare vending machines the day of the race. These subway tickets are valid 24 hours from the time of purchase.

Please note that backpacks, coolers, large items, cans and bottles are not allowed on the marathon route. All bikes, including folding bikes, will be prohibited onboard trains on after 8pm Sunday, April 16 and all day Monday, April 17.

Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Commuter Rail system, carrying more than 127,000 passengers daily on 14 train lines throughout Greater Boston. KCS is part of Keolis North America, a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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