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Did you know you can take the T to some of these popular destinations in the Greater Boston area?

House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts

Just a short distance from Boston, Salem is a popular tourist attraction for its rich colonial history, excellent dining scene, and annual Halloween festival.

Ways to Get to Salem

Haunted Happenings


Nearly half a million people make the trek to Salem to celebrate Halloween every October. Haunted Happenings, a highlight of these spooky celebrations, features a parade, a street fair, film nights, ghost tours, costume balls, haunted houses, and live music.

During the height of Haunted Happenings festivities, additional trains to Salem are added to the regular Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail schedule to accommodate increased ridership. And, riders can save with $10 weekend Commuter Rail tickets this fall.

First time taking the Commuter Rail?

See where you can go and how to get there.

Check out our Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail