Ski Train From Boston to Wachusett Mountain Returns for 2017-18 Season
Sunday, December 03, 2017
The trains will operate on Saturdays and Sundays starting on December 2. A weekday train will also run on Wednesdays starting on January 17.
“The ski train is a comfortable and convenient option for area residents seeking a day of winter recreation, saving them time and effort. One of our goals is to grow off-peak ridership of the commuter rail. Wachusett Mountain is one of many great destinations across the network that passengers can enjoy without the hassle of traffic or finding parking. We hope more customers will see the train as a fun way to make the most out of winter,” said David Scorey, General Manager and CEO of KCS.
The Ski Train
Train 1401 on Saturday and train 2401 on Sunday will depart North Station at 8:35 a.m., arriving at Wachusett Station at 10:11 a.m. For the return trains 1410 on Saturday and 2410 on Sunday will both depart Wachusett Station at 6:10 p.m., arriving at North Station at 7:40 p.m.
Starting on January 17, the ski train will leave North Station at 3:30 p.m. and then shuttles will meet passengers at Wachusett Station with the arrival of train 415 at 5:08 p.m. The shuttle will return to drop skiers and snowboarders off at Wachusett Station for the departure of train 432 at 10:35 p.m. The shuttle departs Wachusett Mountain at 10:00 p.m., when night skiing ends.
This Wednesday night train arrives in Boston at North Station 12:04 a.m.
Ski trains include coaches specially equipped to hold passengers’ skis, poles, and snowboards.
“The ski train provides a great opportunity to provide Boston-area customers with an easy option for public transportation to the mountain. Being so close to Boston, Wachusett is one of the most accessible ski areas in New England. And, with the opening last year of the Wachusett Station, now we’re easier to reach than ever before. Our partnership has been a wonderful way to increase use of the outbound commuter rail service. It’s a great service to the Boston residents who love to ski or snowboard but don’t have other transportation options,” said Wachusett Mountain Ski Area President Jeff Crowley.
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