Patriots’ Day/Boston Marathon: Special Commuter Rail Pass and MBTA Service Information for April 15
Posted on April 8, 2019
On Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 15, the MBTA is offering a special $15 Marathon Pass valid for all-day, unlimited travel on all Commuter Rail lines through all zones. This special $15 Marathon Pass is available for purchase today through April 15 on the mTicket app and Wednesday, April 10, through April 15 from ticket offices at North, South, and Back Bay Stations. The $15 Marathon Pass is also available aboard trains via cash or credit card on April 15 only.
CharlieCards preloaded with $5 round-trip subway fare will also be available for purchase by credit or debit card only from Transit Ambassadors at Alewife, Back Bay, Braintree, Fenway, Quincy Adams, or Riverside Stations on April 15. Customers traveling around Boston on Marathon Monday are also encouraged to purchase a $12 1-Day Link pass valid for unlimited subway and bus travel, which are available from any station fare vending machine and valid for twenty-four hours after purchase.
To find the best Marathon viewing location on the T, customers are encouraged to visit the MBTA’s Boston Marathon Guide, which highlights MBTA stations closest to the Marathon route and includes helpful information on purchasing fares, parking, and more.
Due to safety concerns, Copley Station is closed for the entire day on April 15. Customers are instead encouraged to use Arlington Station (serving all Green Line branches), Prudential Station (Green Line E branch), Hynes Convention Center Station (Green Line B, C, and D branches), or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.
From approximately 10 AM to 6 PM, above-ground Green Line stops at South Street (B branch), Kent Street (C branch), and St. Mary’s Street (C branch) will be closed.
The Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race with no scheduled station closures.
Buses and trackless trolleys will operate a regular weekday schedule on April 15, though some bus routes will be detoured to accommodate the Marathon and other festivities. Pre-marathon events are also scheduled the weekend prior, resulting in route adjustments to various bus routes in and around Copley Square. Customers are encouraged to subscribe to T-Alerts and check the MBTA website for more information on these changes.
All commuter rail lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with additional trains on the Framingham/Worcester Line to support additional crowds.
Additional train times are listed below:
|Stop||Train 9526||Train 9528||Train 9542|
|Stop||Ashland||Train 9526||10:10 AM||Train 9528||10:40 AM||Train 9542||----|
|Stop||Framingham||Train 9526||10:21 AM||Train 9528||10:51 AM||Train 9542||----|
|Stop||West Natick||Train 9526||10:26 AM||Train 9528||10:56 AM||Train 9542|
|Stop||Natick||Train 9526||10:32 AM||Train 9528||11:02 AM||Train 9542||----|
|Stop||Wellesley Square||Train 9526||10:38 AM||Train 9528||11:08 AM||Train 9542||12:30 PM|
|Stop||Wellesley Hills||Train 9526||10:43 AM||Train 9528||11:13 AM||Train 9542||12:34 PM|
|Stop||Wellesley Farms||Train 9526||10:47 AM||Train 9528||11:17 AM||Train 9542||12:38 PM|
|Stop||Auburndale||Train 9526||10:53 AM||Train 9528||11:23 AM||Train 9542||12:43 PM|
|Stop||West Newton||Train 9526||10:57 AM||Train 9528||11:27 AM||Train 9542||12:48 PM|
|Stop||Newtonville||Train 9526||11:02 AM||Train 9528||11:32 AM||Train 9542||12:52 PM|
|Stop||Boston Landing||Train 9526||11:07 AM *||Train 9528||11:37 AM *||Train 9542||12:57 PM *|
|Stop||Lansdowne||Train 9526||11:12 AM *||Train 9528||11:42 AM *||Train 9542||1:02 PM *|
|Stop||Back Bay||Train 9526||11:17 AM *||Train 9528||11:47 AM *||Train 9542||1:07 PM|
|Stop||South Station||Train 9526||Arrives at 11:22 AM||Train 9528||Arrives at 11:52 AM||Train 9542||Arrives at 1:12 PM|
|Stop||Train 9527||Train 9543|
|Stop||South Station||Train 9527||9:10 AM||Train 9543||11:30 AM|
|Stop||Back Bay||Train 9527||9:16 AM||Train 9543||11:36 AM|
|Stop||Lansdowne||Train 9527||9:21 AM||Train 9543||11:41 AM|
|Stop||Boston Landing||Train 9527||9:26 AM||Train 9543||11:46 AM|
|Stop||Newtonville||Train 9527||----||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||West Newton||Train 9527||----||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||Auburndale||Train 9527||----||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||Wellesley Farms||Train 9527||9:35 AM||Train 9543||11:55 AM|
|Stop||Wellesley Hills||Train 9527||9:38 AM||Train 9543||11:58 AM|
|Stop||Wellesley Square||Train 9527||9:41 AM||Train 9543||12:01 PM|
|Stop||Natick||Train 9527||9:46 AM||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||West Natick||Train 9527||9:51 AM||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||Framingham||Train 9527||9:54 AM||Train 9543||----|
|Stop||Ashland||Train 9527||Arrives at 10:00 AM||Train 9543||----|
* These times indicate an early departure. The train may leave ahead of schedule at these stops.
Ferry and The RIDE
All commuter boat and ferry service as well as The RIDE service will operate a regular weekday schedule.
Customers planning to park in an MBTA garage or lot should allow additional travel time and note that some garages and lots may fill very quickly due to heavy parking demand. Real-time parking capacity information for Alewife, Beverly, Braintree, Route 128, Salem, Quincy Adams, Wonderland, and Woodland continues to be tweeted from @MBTA_Parking.
Bicycles are prohibited onboard MBTA subway vehicles on April 15 and onboard the Framingham/Worcester Line (including folding bicycles) beginning at 8 PM on Sunday, April 14, through April 15.
Backpacks, coolers, cans, bottles, and large items are not permitted at the Marathon.
For the most up-to-date service information, please see T-Alerts, visit the mbta.com/marathon, and follow the T on Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR.
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