MBTA Releases Service Plans for Wednesday’s Red Sox World Series Parade

The following is a press release.


BOSTON – To accommodate attendees of the parade celebrating the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series victory, the MBTA will operate enhanced service on Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween.

The MBTA will operate subway service at rush-hour levels from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Additional Commuter Rail capacity will be added to lines that are expected to experience higher-than-normal ridership.

On the Green Line, the nightly shutdown of trolley service on the D Branch has been cancelled, meaning regularly scheduled D Branch service will continue until the end of service on Wednesday night.

“Because the parade coincides with Halloween, we fully expect Wednesday to be a busy day in Boston and around the region,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. “So as a reminder, we’re asking people to please stay informed of service information. We want everyone to have an enjoyable day, so please be safe, be respectful, and enjoy the special day on Wednesday.”

“As we prepare for the victory parade and Halloween, MBTA Transit Police will have an enhanced presence throughout the day,” said MBTA Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green. “For this year’s parade, we’re asking our customers for their assistance: if you see something, please say something. Working together, we can ensure everyone has a safe, enjoyable day.”

Customers can find more information on MBTA service and schedule information for Wednesday, October 31 at MBTA.com/RedSox.

Commuter Rail schedules are posted online and can be found on the MBTA Commuter Rail app.

Because of the expected crowds, approximately 200 Keolis and Commuter Rail personnel will be at key stations to assist with wayfinding, boarding, and schedule information. Bikes will not be allowed on any Commuter Rail trains on Wednesday.

Parking facility locations and rates can be found online.

Parade attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase round-trip fares either Tuesday during the day or Wednesday morning to avoid long waits at fare vending machines after the parade.

In addition to purchasing fares in advance, Commuter Rail customers should consider using the mTicket app.

Some Commuter Rail parking facilities historically have additional capacity. For the Framingham/Worcester Line:WorcesterAshland

The Framingham lot was filled early today, October 30.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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