The MBTA is likely experiencing its highest ridership ever on the commuter rail today due to the parade

"We are seeing extraordinary ridership levels across the entire network, notably higher than seen for previous parades and almost certainly the highest ridership ever seen on the network," Keolis wrote in a statement.

2/5/19 -- MANSFIELD -- Crowded commuter rail filled to capacity with Patriot's fans, does not pick up passengers at the Mansfield train station where hundreds wait on the platform, hoping to get to the Patriots victory parade early Tuesday morning. (Leanne Burden /Globe staff) boston globe super bowl victory parade
Hundreds waited at the Mansfield train station, hoping to get to the Patriots victory parade early Tuesday morning. –Leanne Burden / The Boston Globe

The MBTA is likely experiencing its highest ridership ever on the commuter rail Tuesday as New England Patriots fans across New England travel into Boston for the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade, according to a statement from Keolis Commuter Services.

“We are seeing extraordinary ridership levels across the entire network, notably higher than seen for previous parades and almost certainly the highest ridership ever seen on the network,” Keolis wrote in the statement. “In anticipation of today’s expected crowds, the MBTA and Keolis deployed additional coach cars to increase capacity as much as resources allow – more passenger capacity than the network has ever operated.”

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Keolis and the MBTA added 16 extra trains to the regular schedule and seven additional coach cars on select scheduled trains, according to the statement. Due to the increases, the commuter rail has been able to serve about 26,000 additional people.

MBTA parking lots also have been filling up throughout Tuesday morning. The MBTA has been posting updates on availability all morning at its eight largest garages. Parking at Beverly, Braintree, Alewife, Wonderland, and Quincy Adams are full, and, as of 10:50 a.m., Route 128 was at 71 percent capacity, Woodland was at 99 percent capacity, and Salem was at 93 percent capacity.

The Franklin line experienced delays when a man was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train Tuesday morning at Norwood Depot station. The MBTA tweeted at 10:19 a.m. that a Franklin train is operating up to an hour behind schedule en route to South Station.

After the parade, North Station lines are expected to extend outside of the building, according to Keolis. If possible, passengers are encouraged to take a train after 4 p.m. Additionally, the MBTA warned travelers that lines will be especially long during the evening commute due to a Bruins game at TD Garden at 7 p.m., saying that the wait for a commuter rail could be up to two hours during that time.

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The MBTA also reports that there are several bus delays. Subway alerts include a closure at Bowdoin Station on the Blue Line until 2 p.m. due to the parade. Passengers are asked to use the Government Center station to access the Blue Line.

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