Three of the Hub’s busiest Commuter Rail train stations will
reportedly get fare gates installed next year in an effort to improve fare
The Boston Globe reports Back Bay, South Station and North Station will roll out the new gates with the latter probably being the first to get them installed. Commuter Rail manager Keolis will reportedly install the gates for the MBTA.
Various types of tickets, such as paper, the MBTA’s mobile
app, Amtrak and monthly passes on CharlieCards, will be able to process at the
gates. Fare collections are expected to be boosted and Keolis believes they can
help minimalize crowding at the stations, according to the Globe.
As of now, Keolis workers verify onboard if passengers paid
for their commute. Once the gates are installed, the employees will reportedly
continue to double-check tickets and check purchases of passengers who don’t
board at the three stations.