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MBTA to extend night service in Boston
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this fall will begin late-night service on three commuter lines in Boston.
The Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth and Middleboro/Lakeville lines will have trains leaving Boston daily at 11:20 p.m., or later, according to a Scituate Mariner report citing MBTA officials.
At a MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board meeting last week, General Manager Steve Poftak allowed the proposal to move forward. Poftak said MBTA will review the schedule change after a year of extended service to see if ridership expectations hold up.
Advocates have been requesting the extended service for more than five years, MBTA advisory board member Richard Prone told Scituate Mariner.
The extension is expected to cater to riders who attend late-night concerts and sporting events in Boston.
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