MBTA Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Take Effect Sunday

It will cost more to ride the T starting this weekend — and some routes will have decreased service.

Correction: A previous version of this report said the 710 bus line, operated by Joseph's Transportation, had been cut. While it was originally slated to be eliminated, the line has since been put in a 6-month review process.

On Sunday the start. They're being imposed — along with service cuts — to close the transit agency's $160 million budget gap. Those service cuts also begin Sunday.

The cuts include the 355 bus, an express bus from Woburn to Boston that stopped in Medford.

There are other changes, like an increase in the surcharge for getting your Commuter Rail ticket on the train (if the station where you board has ticket machines). THE RIDE will add a more expensive $5 zone starting Oct. 1.

For a complete list of changes taking place on the MBTA system beginning Sunday, visit this T link or check out the PDFs attached to this post.

Here's a look at the new costs:


Type of ticket Cost CharlieCard $1.50 CharlieTicket $2.00 Seniors and students $0.75

Rapid transit/subway

Type of ticket Cost CharlieCard $2.00 CharlieTicket $2.50 Seniors and students $1.00

Bus and Subway Passes

Type of pass Bus Rapid transit Combination bus and rapid transit 7-day $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 Monthly $48.00 $70.00 $70.00 Seniors and students $28.00 $28.00 $28.00 5-day student $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Commuter Rail

Single ride Monthly passes Commuter Rail $2-$11 $70-$345 Commuter Ferry (Hull, Hingham, Quincy) $8-$16 $262
Ron Newman July 02, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Are you sure about this? I read in the Globe that the 710 line has been saved, at least for now.
Jarret Bencks July 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
You are right, Ron. The article has been updated and a correction noted.
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