Wellesley commuter rail news: Credit cards to be accepted on trains (along with a fee)

All MBTA commuter rail riders this fall will be able to start using debit or credit cards to purchase tickets on the train. Conductors will use a mobile point-of-sale system to handle transactions, according to MBTA partner Keolis Commuter Services, which has been piloting the technology since February.

Passengers paying with a credit card onboard will receive a printed ticket receipt that provides trip details, including the date, station of origin and final destination. You can continue to pay onboard with cash or use the mTicket app. You can also purchase a ticket through a vending machine or at a ticket office.

Be warned that you will get whacked with a $3 fee if you choose to buy your ticket onboard, just as you do when using cash.

Also, a reminder that trains won’t be running through Wellesley for the next few weekends as track work takes place. Shuttle buses will stop at train stations to take passengers between the Framingham commuter rail line and the Riverside green line stop.


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