MBTA Extending Weekend Subway Service to 3 a.m.

The extended hours are part of a one-year pilot program, which will start this spring.

The MBTA is extending weekend service on all subways and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. starting this spring as part of a one-year pilot program.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced the program Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe. It will be funded by $20 million in state funds, as well as corporate sponsors.

If popular, the program could become permanent, the Globe reports.

The T currently shuts down at about 1 a.m. The new program will start in March or April.

Wellington Station, via the Orange Line, is included in the program. However, none of the 15 most popular bus routes run through Medford.

Late-night fares will be the same as regular fares.

Would you like to see the 3 a.m. pilot program become permanent?

Read the full Boston Globe report >>
Matt December 03, 2013 at 04:02 PM
'Bout time. Now let's USE it, folks! :)
Joe Viglione December 03, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Less drivers on the road if they use the T. I second Matt's motion above that it is "about time."
Matt December 03, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Well, I know the old Night Owl several years back wasn't a great success. But it was confusing, trying to figure out which bus was replacing which train line, and where you get them. It was also more expensive, so enough people cramming into a cab was less of a hassle for not very much more money. I'm hoping this, being just an extension of the existing lines, will be much more successful. Worth a try! Nice to see them giving it a shot.


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