MBTA To Run 'The Lucky Express' Commuter Rail Service For Celtics Game

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced a special event train in support of the Boston Celtics playoff game on Sunday.

"The Lucky Express" will depart Oak Grove at 6:42 p.m., depart Malden Center at 6:45 p.m., and arrive at North Station at 7 p.m.

Commuter Rail service on the Haverhill Line between Oak Grove, Malden Center, and North Station is fare-free this weekend.

The MBTA also said that they have added additional Green Line service, including three additional two-car trains, to North Station on Sunday evening to support the championship game.

The Celtics face the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden at 8 p.m. in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. They lead the Mavericks 1-0 after Game 1.

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“The excitement surrounding the Celtics playoff run and being in the championship finals adds so much to the vibrancy of Boston. We’re committed to getting fans to the game conveniently, and the Lucky Express offers a solution to helping fans arrive at North Station to cheer on the Celtics,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng in a press release.

The MBTA highly recommended that riders take The Lucky Express Commuter Rail train on Sunday evening, especially in light of Orange Line weekend service suspensions.

Service is suspended between North Station and Oak Grove through Sunday, however, there are free shuttle buses making the stops between those two Orange Line stations.

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