Today the MBTA announced service information and a special Commuter Rail fare for the day of the 2023 Boston Marathon.
To find the best Marathon viewing location on the T, customers are encouraged to visit the MBTA’s Boston Marathon Guide at mbta.com/Marathon, which highlights MBTA stations closest to the Marathon route and includes helpful information on purchasing fares, parking, and more.
$15 Commuter Rail Marathon Pass:
On April 17, the MBTA will offer a special $15 Marathon Pass valid for all-day, unlimited travel on all Commuter Rail lines through all zones. This special $15 Marathon Pass is available for purchase beginning April 10 through April 17 on the mTicket app and from ticket offices at North, South, and Back Bay Stations. The $15 Marathon Pass is also available aboard trains via cash or credit card on April 17 only. Customers should note that the $15 Marathon Pass cannot be purchased at fare vending machines, and is not valid for subway or bus travel.
MBTA Service Information for the 2023 Boston Marathon:
For public safety reasons, Copley Station is closed for the entire day on April 17. Customers are instead encouraged to use Arlington Station (serving all Green Line branches), Prudential Station (Green Line E branch), Hynes Convention Center Station (Green Line B, C, and D branches), or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line. From approximately 10 AM to 6 PM, above-ground Green Line stops at South Street (B branch), Kent Street (C branch), and St. Mary’s Street (C branch) will be closed.
The Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines will operate a regular weekday schedule on April 17 with additional service before and after the race. Due to speed restrictions in a number of areas along the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Lines, riders should budget additional travel time and expect some delays in service.
Buses will operate a regular weekday schedule on April 17, though some bus routes will be detoured to accommodate the Marathon and other festivities. Customers are encouraged to subscribe to T-Alerts for more information on these changes.
All Commuter Rail lines will operate a regular weekday schedule on April 17.
All commuter boat and ferry services as well as The RIDE service will operate a regular weekday schedule. The RIDE may be detoured to accommodate the Marathon and related events.
Bicycles are prohibited onboard all MBTA subway vehicles (including folding bicycles) for the entire day on April 17. Backpacks, coolers, cans, bottles, and large items are not permitted at the Marathon.
Customers planning to park in an MBTA garage or lot on April 17 should allow additional travel time and note that some garages and lots may fill very quickly due to heavy parking demand.