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MBTA announces holiday service schedules

And a bonus will be free buses and trains after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

The MBTA will operate on a weekend schedule for the upcoming holidays, with expandGetty Images

The MBTA has released its upcoming holiday schedule, which includes some expanded service, but doesn't look much different from its regular schedule.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on the weekend this year, which will keep things simple for holiday riders. The same goes for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, buses along with all five T lines and the 12 commuter line routes will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. On Christmas Day, the Sunday schedule will take effect.

The same service schedule applies for New Year’s Eve on Saturday, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day on Sunday, Jan. 1.


On the observed Christmas holiday of Monday, Dec. 26 and on the observed New Year's holiday on Monday, Jan. 2, subway, buses, Commuter Rail, commuter boat/ferry, and the RIDE will operate a Sunday schedule.

For New Year's Eve, however, the MBTA will increase its T service with additional trains between 3 p.m. and 2 a.m., to meet the expected increase in ridership.

On New Year's Eve, the MBTA will not collect fares after 8 p.m.

To view the complete schedule, visit the MBTA’s website.

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