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Fairmount Line Weekday Service Pilot

Customers at the Blue Hill Ave Commuter Rail platform, wearing face coverings
Riders wait for a Fairmount Line train at Blue Hill Ave Station. (June 2020)

A year-long pilot of additional Fairmount Line weekday trips began June 22, 2020.

The Fairmount Line pilot aims to create a positive impact on transit equity and improve riders’ access to opportunities.

Schedule

Service will include 8 additional weekday trips between Readville and South Station, with CharlieCard use available at Zone 1A stations along the line. Times for the additional trips are being selected in coordination with the city of Boston.

View the Fairmount Line schedule

Download the Summer 2020 Fairmount Line schedule PDF

Use Your CharlieCard to Pay

A Commuter Rail rider wearing a face covering uses his CharlieCard at a fare validator at Blue Hill Ave Station.
A rider taps his CharlieCard on a new fare validator at Blue Hill Ave Station. (June 2020)

As part of the Fairmount Line pilot, riders will be able to use CharlieCards to pay at Fairmount Line Zone 1A stations.

All CharlieCards can be used at these stations, including those loaded with stored value, monthly and daily passes, and reduced fare passes. Riders can tap their CharlieCards at the platform validators to get a receipt to show on board.

Transfers

Fairmount Line riders who pay with a CharlieCard can transfer for free, within 2 hours of their first tap, to any of the following:

  • red line Red Line at South Station
  • silver line Silver Line
  • bus Local Bus

Riders transferring from buses to the Fairmount Line at any Zone 1A station will pay only the difference in fare when they tap a platform validator with their CharlieCard.

Presentations to the Board

We invite you to review documents presented to the Fiscal and Management Control Board as part of the Fairmount pilot process:

Fairmount Line Proposal Update (January 2020)

New to Commuter Rail?

Commuter Rail Guide Clickable Graphic

Check out our beginner's guide and learn how to pay your fare, navigate stations, board trains, and plan accessible trips.

Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail

New to Commuter Rail?

Commuter Rail Guide Clickable Graphic

Check out our beginner's guide and learn how to pay your fare, navigate stations, board trains, and plan accessible trips.

Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail