Photo: Taking the MBTA to Boston? It’s free after 8 p.m.
Thinking of heading off to Boston’s First Night celebration and witness the fire works at Copley Square at 7 p.m., the MBTA will be running a special schedule for the final night of 2016 and the first morning of 2017.
First thing to know: The MBTA will not collect fares after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
• The Fitchburg/South Acton Commuter Rail Line will operate a modified Saturday schedule with an additional train leaving North Station at 1:15 a.m.
• Buses from Belmont Center and along Trapelo Road/Belmont Street will operate on a Saturday schedule.
• The Red Line will operate on a Saturday schedule with additional trains operating at rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m.