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Salem Haunted Happenings 2017


Nearly half a million people make the trek to Salem, MA, to celebrate Halloween every October. Haunted Happenings, a highlight of these spooky celebrations, features a parade, a street fair, film nights, ghost tours, costume balls, haunted houses, and live music.

During the height of Haunted Happenings festivities, additional trains to Salem are added to the regular Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail schedule to accommodate increased ridership.


Additional trains will run between North Station and Salem for 2 weekends before Halloween:

  • October 21-22
  • October 28-29

Haunted Happenings fares are the same as regular 1-way and round trip service to Salem.

You can download the complete schedule below. Extra trains are shaded in orange.

Halloween Day

The Newburyport/Rockport line will run on its regular weekday schedule on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31.

Trains will be busy throughout the day and into the evening. Please plan ahead for crowding and delays.

Special Fares

Special event fares are available on Halloween only.

  • $10 round trip tickets from North Station to Salem. Tickets must be purchased at North Station.
  • $5 round trip interzone tickets available onboard trains and from the van at Beverly Station.

Special event mTickets are not available on Halloween night.

Salem Parking Garage

Access to the Salem parking garage will be restricted at 6 PM on Halloween. Access out of the Salem parking garage will be restricted between 7 PM and 1 AM (or, whenever festivities are over).