Commuting with Cupid: Contest held for couples who fell in love on the train

If you met your sweetheart on the commuter rail, you might be able to score a free dinner.

The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad yesterday announced a new contest, called “Commuting with Cupid,” for lovers who found romance on the train. Couples can share their love story for a chance to win $150 Open Table dining card for a “romantic meal” at their favorite restaurant.

Commuter Rail train.
Commuter Rail train.

Check out the details below:

  • To enter, describe your experience meeting your significant other aboard the commuter rail, in 150 words or less.
  • Photos are encouraged.
  • MBCR will choose the top romantic and humorous stories emailed to Valentine@MBCR.net to post on MBCR’s Facebook page.
  • The story with the most “likes” will be awarded a $150 Open Table dining card for a romantic meal at their favorite restaurant.
  • Entrants must submit a story that meets the technical and content requirements found at MBCR.net:
  • By email at: VALENTINE@mbcr.net, or by mailing it to MBCR Customer Service Department, Floor 5, 186 South Street, Boston, MA 02111.
  • The contest deadline for entries is February 8, 2013. Finalists will be posted on the MBCR Facebook page beginning on Monday, February 11.
  • Winners will be notified and announced on Valentine’s Day.


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