Ski Train 2014?

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Ski Train 2014?

Postby diburning » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:09 pm

Looks like the MBTA is marketing the Ski Train for this season already. Service starts Saturday of next week.

Did they just copy and paste last year's announcement (hence the incorrect fare), or is there some sort of discount? Fitchburg is Zone 8, which would be $21.00.

http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/whats_new/?id=14107

Get a lift on the Ski Train! Round trip fare only $20!
Service begins Saturday, November 29th.

Enjoy comfortable commuter rail service from North Station to Fitchburg Station, with free shuttle direct to Wachusett Mountain.

- Our ski trains are specially equipped with ski and snowboard racks.
- Children under age 11 ride free.
- Hospitality packages available. Visit http://www.wachusett.com for all the details or call (978) 464-2300.

Schedule and Fare Information
- Round trip fare only $20.00
- Children under the age of 12 ride for free
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Re: Ski Train 2014?

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:33 am

I bet there's going to be an info placard at Fitchburg about Wachusett station coming and how much more convenient the bus shuttle is going to be after that opens.

More ski/bike cars to play with this year too, so given that...the Wachusett extension...and the timetable improvements when the track work finally wraps it's about time for them to start poking and prodding the customer surveys to see what future ski train schedule demand is going to be once the Fitchburg is--at last--firing on all cylinders.
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Re: Ski Train 2014?

Postby Gerry6309 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:09 pm

OK… Is it 11 or 12 for the free ride?
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Re: Ski Train 2014?

Postby ThinkNarrow » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Gerry6309 wrote:OK… Is it 11 or 12 for the free ride?

I read that as 11.999 = free; 12.000 = regular fare.
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Re: Ski Train 2014?

Postby diburning » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:56 pm

Look again :wink: First section says 11. Second section says 12.
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Re: Ski Train 2014?

Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:30 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:More ski/bike cars to play with this year too, so given that...the Wachusett extension...and the timetable improvements when the track work finally wraps it's about time for them to start poking and prodding the customer surveys to see what future ski train schedule demand is going to be once the Fitchburg is--at last--firing on all cylinders.


More ski cars? There is only one. The Cape Flyer bike car has NO seats and is pointless for a ski car.

And the fare is a Zone 8 ($10.50 or $13.50 depending where you purchase your ticket)
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