Additional capacity and trains available; Post-parade passengers should expect lines at North Station and Back Bay
BOSTON – February 4, 2019 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) and its approximately 2,500 employees in the greater Boston area congratulate the New England Patriots for Sunday’s Super Bowl win. Keolis and the MBTA will add capacity for Tuesday’s trains to help celebrating fans get in and out of the city for the parade as efficiently as possible.
“Commuter rail will have additional coach cars to help transport hundreds of thousands of fans celebrating the Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl championship,” said David Scorey, CEO and General Manager, Keolis. “We will utilize as many resources as we have available to add capacity and help to ensure boarding is as smooth as possible, however passengers should plan extra time into their travel.”
When possible, passengers should utilize parking facilities with the most capacity (listed below). Approximately 100 Keolis and commuter rail personnel will be at key stations to assist with wayfinding, boarding and schedule information. Queuing arrangements will be in place for outbound trips at North, South and Back Bay stations following the parade. In order to allow for efficient boarding inside the major stations, lines are expected to extend outside the building. This allows for sufficient open space inside the building for ease of boarding. Keolis and MBTA officials will direct passengers to pre-boarding areas designated by commuter rail line (i.e. Newburyport Line, Lowell line, etc.) in accordance with this map.
Passengers can purchase round-trip tickets ahead of time using the mTicket app. Tickets should be activated and visible prior to boarding.
Customers may call 617-222-3200 with comments or questions on service, visit mbta.com or follow the commuter rail on Twitter at @MBTA_CR. For passenger safety bikes, coolers and other large items will not be allowed on the Commuter Rail Tuesday.
Stations with high parking capacity: