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Charlie: Card & Ticket Info

New Fares - Effective July 1, 2012

On April 4, 2012 the MBTA Board voted to implement fare and service changes to balance the FY2013 budget.  The fare and service changes are effective July 1, 2012.

MBTA Service and Fare Changes  PDF    Word   
MBTA Fare Policy Effective July 1, 2012  PDF   Word 

 

A summary of fare and service changes effective July 1, 2012 are described below.

Fares

Subway & Bus

Single Ride

  Bus Rapid Transit Bus & Rapid Transit
CharlieCard $1.50 $2.00 $2.00
CharlieTicket $2.00 $2.50 $4.50
Senior/TAP/Student $0.75 $1.00 $1.00


Passes

 

Bus Rapid Transit Bus & Rapid Transit
7-Day $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
Monthly $48.00 $70.00 $70.00
Senior/TAP/Student $28.00 $28.00 $28.00
Student 5-Day $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

For all fares, please click here.

Commuter Rail & Ferry

  Single-Ride Monthly Passes
Commuter Rail $2 - $11 $70 - $345
Commuter Ferry (Hull, Hingham, Quincy) $8 - $16 $262

For all Commuter Rail and Ferry Fares, please click here.

On Board Fares
  • A $3 surcharge will be added to tickets purchased on-board all trains departing from North, South and Back Bay Stations.
  •  Monday through Friday customers will be charged $3 surcharge by the conductor when a ticket is purchased on board from a station with a MBTA ticket vending machine or where a Ticket Vendor is open. 
  • A list of these stations can be found on the MBTA website here: http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/sales_locations/
Zone 9 and 10
  • One Way Single Rides for Zone 9 and Zone 10 will be charged at the One Way Fare at all times 
Effective July 1, 2012, Commuter Rail tickets will have the following expiration periods:
  •  All 10-ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time limit of 90 days. 
  •  Single ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time of 90 days.

Parking

For all parking fees, please click here.

Token Redemption

Effective July 20, 2012, the MBTA will no longer redeem tokens. Due to increased demand to redeem tokens before July 20, 2012, we will continue to accept tokens via fare vending machines at the following locations:

Downtown Crossing, Harvard Square, Riverside, Ruggles, Quincy Center, and Government Center Stations.

Customers will be able to redeem tokens for CharlieCard/Ticket value via Fare Vending Machines at these locations.

The MBTA will also redeem tokens for CharlieCard/Ticket value during normal business hours at the Downtown Crossing Pass Office and 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4730.

Service Changes

Bus

The following bus routes will be eliminated effective July 1, 2012:

  • Weekday: 48, 355, 500
  • Saturday: 48, 52, 245, 451, 554
  • Sunday: 18, 37/38, 245, 436

The following routes will have schedule/route changes effective July 1, 2012:

  • Weekday: 52, 217, 351, 354, 439, 441, 442, 451, 455, 555, CT3
  • Saturday: 465

For a complete list of all bus schedule pages, please click here.

Commuter Rail

The following commuter rail service will be eliminated effective July 7, 2012:

  • Saturday: Needham, Plymouth/Kingston, Greenbush
  • Sunday: Plymouth/Kingston, Greenbush

Commuter Boat

The following commuter ferry service will be eliminated effective October 8th, 2012

  • Weekends: F2 – Quincy/Logan Airport

Green Line E

  • Weekend Green Line E branch service will terminate at Brigham Circle.  For service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, customers are encouraged to ride the Route 39 bus.

Mattapan Line

THE RIDE Fare Changes

RIDE fares for ADA-required trips are $4.  This applies to RIDE trips with origin and destination within ¾ miles of and during operating hours for MBTA bus or subway service, when booking 1-14 days in advance.

RIDE fares for Premium trips are $5.  This applies when RIDE trip origin and/or destination is greater than ¾ miles from or outside of operating hours for MBTA bus or subway, or for same-day trip requests.

Reservationists will confirm the fare when a customer schedules a trip.

  RIDE Fares Effective July 1, 2012
All Fares $4.00
  RIDE Fares Effective October 1, 2012
ADA Territory $4.00
Premium Territory $5.00

The midday weekday map appears below.

Scenario 3 RIDE Base and Premium Territory

Weekday maps:

3:15 AM to 4:29 PM 
4:30 AM to 5:59 AM 
6:00 AM to 6:59 PM Most weekday trips will fall into this time range. 
7:00 PM to 7:59 PM 
8:00 PM to 9:29 PM 
9:30 PM to 10:59 PM 
11:00 PM to 11:59 PM
12:00 AM to 1:59 AM 

Saturday maps:

3:15 AM to 4:29 AM 
4:30 AM to 5:59 AM 
6:00 AM to 7:59 AM 
8:00 AM to 7:59 PM Most Saturday trips will fall in to this time range.
8:00 PM to 9:59 PM 
10:00 PM to 1:59 AM 

Sunday maps:

3:15 AM to 4:59 AM 
5:00 AM to 6:59 AM 
7:00 AM to 7:59 AM 
8:00 AM to 9:59 AM 
10:00 AM to 7:59 PM Most Sunday trips will fall into this time range.
8:00 PM to 1:59 AM 

Other files:
Click here to download these map files in KMZ format for use with Google Earth and similar programs. 

For all RIDE fare information, please click here.

  • Reduced Fares for Senior/T.A.P. Customers
  • Buy a Pass at a Fare Vending Machine
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