One-year service pilot program includes 11 inbound trips and 10 outbound trips between South Station and Foxboro on weekdays; free parking at Foxboro.
BOSTON – On Monday, September 12, a one-year weekday Commuter Rail service pilot between South Station and Foxboro station will start, allowing riders to travel easily and directly between Boston and Foxboro. In spring 2020, the MBTA cancelled its Foxboro Weekday Service Pilot due to the pandemic. The service starting on September 12 is a one-year pilot program offering 11 inbound and 10 outbound weekday trains between Foxboro and Boston via the Fairmount and Franklin Commuter Rail lines.
“We’re excited to again launch this weekday service pilot between Foxboro and South Station, providing access to transit for more Commuter Rail riders,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “We appreciate the collaboration with the Kraft Group, including in offering free parking at the station for the duration of the pilot. We continue to be committed to improving public transit across all of the communities we serve, and we look forward to analyzing the pilot’s data upon completion of the pilot.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome commuters back to Foxboro station this fall,” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manager of Patriot Place. “As the workforce continues to return to in-person work, Foxboro station’s commuter-friendly schedule, free parking, and 500-plus parking spaces create an easy, efficient, and cost-effective option for commuters. We greatly appreciate the partnership of the MBTA, MassDOT, and Town of Foxborough as we work to relaunch this weekday commuter service in a way that inspires economic development and is beneficial to the community and commuters alike.”
“As passengers continue to return to the Commuter Rail, we are proud to offer a reliable service that meets their changing needs,” said Abdellah Chajai, CEO of Keolis Commuter Services. “In partnership with the MBTA, we are offering more regular service throughout the day, and now we are expanding service to the Foxboro community. These are all examples of how the MBTA and Keolis are adapting to meet the current and future needs of our Commuter Rail passengers.”
More Information about the Foxboro Weekday Service Pilot:
On weekdays, there will be a total of 21 trips between South Station and Foxboro station. This includes 11 inbound trips and 10 outbound trips. A full list of trains to and from Foxboro station can be found at mbta.com/Foxboro. Foxboro station is in Zone 4 with a regular Zone 4 one-way fare costing $8.75, a regular Zone 4 round-trip fare costing $17.50, and a regular Zone 4 monthly pass of $281 on CharlieTicket or $271 on the mTicket app.
Trains between Foxboro and South Station travel on the Franklin and Fairmount Commuter Rail lines. Not all trains will stop at Hyde Park, Ruggles, or Back Bay stations. Passengers should check each line’s schedule at MBTA.com for details.
Foxboro Station Parking:
Parking prices will be free to riders, as these costs will be paid during the pilot by Kraft Group.