MassDOT reports that a $10 weekend fare good for unlimited rides on commuter rail resumes this Saturday.
The T and Keolis launched the fare last summer to see if it would boost weekend ridership on trains that were running anyway, but often with relatively few riders.
During the six-month period these fares were available, 180,000 tickets were sold. This represents 23 percent of weekend sales and a 4.6 percent increase in weekend revenues compared to the same time period in 2017. While weekend construction impacted direct year-over-year analysis, passenger feedback throughout the summer pilot was very positive.
The resumed fare is for riders 12 and up. Adults can take up to two kids apiece with them for free.
The resumed fare does not apply to CapeFlyer trains or event-specific trains to and from Gillette Stadium.
As if it were the Dread Pirate Roberts, MassDOT did not say when it would kill the new fare.