BOSTON – Historic numbers of Patriots fans joined regular riders across the entire MBTA system as the City of Boston celebrated another Patriots’ championship.
As a result of the very heavy passenger volumes, all MBTA passengers should expect crowds, be prepared for longer commutes, and exercise caution at all stations.
The MBTA will be running additional Commuter Rail trains and seating capacity this afternoon between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to accommodate an increase in passengers. The MBTA is encouraging customers to take advantage of the earlier service.
Customers can expect to queue by train at North, South, and Back Bay Stations.
Customers should be aware that trains may hold past their scheduled departure times until they reach capacity. Ridership will be carefully monitored for additional standby trains to be deployed to stations and lines as needed to accommodate all passengers.
Additional staff will be available throughout the day to assist in managing lines, fare collection, and boarding. Information will be available at North, South, and Back Bay Stations offering additional details.
The Framingham lot was filled by 8 a.m. today, February 5.
There was standing room only on trains on the Framingham/Worcester line as early as 6:30 a.m.
All of the commuter rail lines experienced heavy volume, and delays this morning.
The Green line was not much better, especially after 11 a.m.
Outbound service on the D branch of the Green Line was suspended between Kenmore and Reservoir due to a derailment at Beaconsfield, just after 11 a.m.
Inbound service was operating but with “severe delays.”