MBTA Announces Additional Routes To Salem For ‘Haunted Happenings’
The autumn season, and the month of October specifically, is Salem’s time to shine. To accommodate the influx of traffic Salem receives this season, the MBTA announced yesterday that they will have two Commuter Rail trains running to and from the city every hour. This will apply to the entire month of October.
This increase in routes equates to the most weekend service to Salem ever. This is partially to accommodate the Haunted Happenings that Salem is famous for. “Salem is the place to be this Halloween season for Haunted Happenings, and we’re ready to bring you there with more weekend Commuter Rail trips this October than we’ve ever offered before to and from Salem,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng.
So, what will you do once you get to Salem? The Haunted Happenings event options include “a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations,” they explain.
There are Haunted Happenings events every day in Salem during the month of October. In fact, certain days (October 5, for example) offer 16 different event options to get in the Halloween spirit. If haunted houses are your thing, there are currently six different options to explore once you get to Salem.
Additional Mass Transportation Options Added
The increased frequency of the MBTA commuter rail options to Salem is not the only additional service now being offered. This past summer, a new ferry route to and from Salem was tested. Due to popular demand, this option will be extended. East Boston, Winthrop, and Lynn ferry services will continue to run through November.
“Safe and reliable multi-modal transportation, including water transportation, is a priority. I’m proud that the MBTA team can continue to offer this to the public,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng.