MBTA Announces Pilot Service Foxboro, MA to Boston South Station – NBC Boston

The MBTA announced Wednesday that it is launching a weekday commuter rail service pilot program in Foxboro, slated to begin next month.

The year-long pilot service is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 12, the MBTA said in a press release, and will allow passengers to travel between South Station and Foxboro Station with 11 entries and 10 exits. weekday trains via the Fairmount and Franklin Commuter Rail lines.

The first pilot for this service started in October 2019, but ended up being canceled in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to re-launch this weekday service pilot between Foxboro and South Station, bringing transit access to more commuter rail riders,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. in a press release. “We appreciate the collaboration with the Kraft Group, in particular by offering free parking at the station for the duration of the pilot project. We continue to be committed to improving public transit in all the communities we serve, and we look forward to analyzing the results of the pilot project. data at the end of the pilot project. »

Foxboro is in Commuter Rail Zone 4, which means passengers can expect to pay the following fares to travel to Boston.

  • One way: $8.75
  • Round trip: $17.50
  • Monthly pass: $281 on CharlieTicket, $271 on the mTicket app

The MBTA currently offers special event train service to Foxboro, and noon service in Foxboro along the Franklin Commuter Rail line, its website says.

During the pilot, parking will be free in Foxboro for users.

Lance B. Holton