February 26, 2024

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MBTA providers will likely be accessible nicely previous the countdown to midnight for New 12 months’s Eve revelers.

MBTA providers will run late and even at no cost for New 12 months’s Eve festivities. Lane Turner/Boston Globe

For these nervous about getting house safely (and with out paying rideshare surge pricing) after First Night time or different New 12 months’s Eve revelry, the MBTA is extending its service hours, some as late as 3 a.m.

Following an announcement that every one modes of T service could be free for riders beginning at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, the transit company additionally put out a launch that mentioned the subway — Inexperienced, Orange, Purple, and Blue strains — could be accessible till 3 a.m. The subway will run on a typical Sunday schedule till 3 p.m., when the MBTA will enhance service to accommodate NYE crowds and occasions.

Commuter rail riders will even profit from later-than-usual departure instances from South and North stations, some as late as 12:55 a.m. It needs to be famous that every line’s final departure varies, and a few gained’t run previous the countdown to midnight. 

  • Rockport from North Station: 12:50 a.m.
  • Newburyport from North Station: 12:35 a.m.
  • Haverhill from North Station: 12:30 a.m.
  • Lowell from North Station: 12:30 a.m.
  • Fitchburg from North Station: 12:35 a.m.
  • Worcester from South Station: 12:45 a.m.
  • Needham from South Station: 10:15 p.m.
  • Franklin from South Station: 12:35 a.m.
  • Windfall from South Station: 12:55 a.m.
  • Fairmount from South Station: 11:20 p.m.
  • Middleborough from South Station: 12:35 a.m.
  • Kingston from South Station: 12:55 a.m.
  • Greenbush from South Station: 12:45 a.m.

Buses and the RIDE will run on a traditional Sunday schedule, and the Charlestown ferry service will stop at 6 p.m. 

Metropolis officers laid out First Night time celebration plans throughout a press convention Wednesday, through which they reminded the general public that this is able to be the primary yr the New 12 months’s Eve occasion could be held on Metropolis Corridor Plaza attributable to Copley Sq.’s ongoing renovations. Extra details about the schedule of occasions, police presence, and fireworks may be discovered right here.