As droves of Patriots fans make their way to Boston for the team's Super Bowl victory parade, the MBTA is doing what it can to keep up with the increased ridership.
MBTA operator Keolis said early estimates indicate the "highest ridership ever" on the commuter rail system Tuesday morning, well above the level seen for previous championship parades and likely double the MBTA's typical weekday ridership.
Additional trains have been dispatched to help.
In a press release, Keolis said it has provided additional service to accommodate for an additional capacity of about 26,000 people. The company is urging passengers to expect lines at major stations on the return trip home Tuesday afternoon.
The MBTA noted that even with the extra trains, the system is reaching full capacity.
Update: Commuter Rail trains are continuing to reach capacity early due to heavy parade ridership and trains are running express past some stations when full. Extra trains are running on all lines to board as many additional passengers as possible.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) February 5, 2019
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