Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

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free shuttle ending?

Postby medford_mike » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:19 pm

Today I took my normal BBY to BOS shuttle and the conductor asked for tickets as we boarded. Several people were confused since they have not been doing so for several weeks. The conductor said the promotion had ended on the first. If this is true they did not a worse job communicating the end of the program to the public then they did in announcing it which is never good.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:08 am

sery2831 wrote:Must be a South Side transportation notice, nothing in writing on the North Side.
I thought both sides were combined?!? If not, why do we get North Side notices and Bulletins. Perhaps they just didn't publish one at all.
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Postby sery2831 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:42 pm

The bulletins are combined, as you know. But a notice about that would come under a train master notice, so we dont get south side info on the north.
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Re: Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:28 pm

I realize this is an old thread but does this free service still exist? And, what about going FROM South Station TO Back Bay, is that free?
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Re: Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

Postby The EGE » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:06 pm

As far as I know, yes, but free only Back Bay to South Station.
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Re: Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

Postby sery2831 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Yes, never stopped. But is only good to FROM Back Bay TO South Station. You need pay a 1A fare to go from South Station to Back Bay.
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Re: Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:29 am

Oh I didnt know that, although most times conductors havent collected fares after we cleared Back Bay
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Re: Free Commuter Rail Back Bay to South Station

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:06 am

Ah good to know. But it's funny how I'm the initial PR they touted it as a great way to see other parts of the city for free, when you have to pay the return fare :)
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