The service cuts to some Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail and ferry services began over the weekend.
The cuts in service were approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board in December as the COVID pandemic continues to impact ridership.
As of Jan. 23, the MBTA will only offer weekend service on the Newburyport/Rockport, Framingham/Worcester, Fairmount, Providence, and Middleborough lines.
“These lines experienced more ridership gains over the last several months compared to other lines and serve transit-critical communities,” the MBTA said.
All other commuter rail lines will not have weekend service.
Additional trains were added to the Middleborough Line, Fairmount Line, and Newburyport/Rockport Line.
The MBTA noted ferry ridership is roughly 12% of pre-COVID levels and therefore announced changes to some ferry services.
The direct Charlestown (F4) and Hingham (F1) ferry service will be temporarily suspended.
The weekday Hingham/Hull service will run with reduced frequency. A total of 17 weekday trips will be made to and from Boston. There will be no weekend Hingham/Hull ferry service.
An assessment on all service needs will be done by March 15.