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MBTA Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Take Effect Sunday

It will cost more to ride the T starting this weekend — and some routes will have decreased service.

MBTA Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Take Effect Sunday

On Sunday the start. They're being imposed — along with service cuts — to close the transit agency's $160 million budget gap. Those service cuts also begin Sunday.

There are no service cuts in Wellesley, but fare increases are taking effect MBTA-wide.

There are other changes, like an increase in the surcharge for getting your Commuter Rail ticket on the train (if the station where you board has ticket machines). THE RIDE will add a more expensive $5 zone starting Oct. 1.

For a complete list of changes taking place on the MBTA system beginning Sunday, visit this T link or check out the PDFs attached to this post.

Here's a look at the new costs:

Bus

Type of ticketCostCharlieCard $1.50 CharlieTicket $2.00 Seniors and students $0.75

Rapid transit/subway

Type of ticketCostCharlieCard $2.00 CharlieTicket $2.50 Seniors and students $1.00

Bus and Subway Passes

Type of passBusRapid transitCombination bus and rapid transit7-day $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 Monthly $48.00 $70.00 $70.00 Seniors and students $28.00 $28.00 $28.00 5-day student $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Commuter Rail

Single rideMonthly passesCommuter Rail $2-$11 $70-$345 Commuter Ferry (Hull, Hingham, Quincy) $8-$16 $262

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