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Scaled-Back MBTA Late Night Service Begins This Weekend

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After a more-than-yearlong pilot, the MBTA is scaling back its late night weekend service.

Beginning this Saturday night/Sunday morning, service will run until approximately 2 a.m. instead of the current 2:30 a.m., the frequency of service will be reduced, and five late night bus routes will be eliminated.

The T says the bus routes being cut — the 15, 22, 71, 73 and 77 — are the "least productive."

In announcing the reduced late night service back in April, state transportation officials called the current service unsustainable. According to State House New Service, the late night pilot cost the T a $7.68-per-passenger subsidy, compared to $2.74 for regular bus rides and 84 cents for regular subway rides.

"The MBTA will continue to review and modify Late Night Service to meet customer needs in a cost effective way while considering future alternative service delivery options," the Department of Transportation said in a statement. "The Late Night Service changes were made following a comprehensive review and public comment process in February and March of this year involving nearly 1,700 participants."

Below are the specific schedule changes for each line, and more info on the T's late night service can be found here.

Red Line

-Last Red Line train from Alewife to Ashmont will depart at 1:49AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Red Line train from Braintree will depart at 1:29AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Red Line train from Ashmont will depart at 1:46AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Blue Line

-Last Blue Line train from Wonderland will depart at 1:40AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Blue Line train from Bowdoin will depart at 2:05AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Orange Line

-Last Orange Line train from Oak Grove will depart at 1:49AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Orange Line train from Forest Hills will depart at 1:45AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Green Line

-Last Green Line train from Boston College will depart at 1:30AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Green Line train from Cleveland Circle will depart at 1:10AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Green Line train from Riverside will depart at 1:05AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Green Line train from Heath Street will depart at 2:04AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Green Line train from Lechmere will depart at 1:59AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mattapan Line

-Last Mattapan Line trolley will depart from Mattapan at 2:08AM on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Last Mattapan Line trolley will depart from Ashmont at 2:20AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Route 1
-Last inbound trip will depart Harvard Square at 2:20 am and last outbound trip will depart Dudley Station at 2:10 am.

Route 15
-Last inbound trip will depart Fields Corner at 12:30 am and last outbound trip will depart Ruggles Station at 1:00 am.

Route 22
-Last inbound trip will depart Ashmont at 12:55 am and last outbound trip will depart Ruggles Station at 1:00 am.

Route 23
-Last inbound and outbound trips will depart Ashmont Station and Ruggles Station at 2:20 am.

Route 28
-Last inbound trip to Dudley Station will depart Mattapan Station at 2:20 am and last outbound trip will depart Ruggles Station at 2:10 am.

Route 32
-Last outbound trip from Forest Hills will depart at 2:00AM, and last inbound trip from Wolcott Sq will depart at 2:17AM.

Route 39
-Last inbound trip from Forest Hills will depart at 2:00AM, and last outbound trip from Back Bay will depart at 2:25AM.

Route 57
-Last inbound trip will depart Watertown Yard at 1:50 am and last outbound trip will depart Kenmore at 2:15 am.

Route 66
-Last inbound trip will depart Harvard Square at 2:20 am and last outbound trip will depart Dudley Station at 2:10 am.

Route 71
-Last outbound trip from Harvard will depart at 1:01AM on Friday nights and 1:02AM on Saturday nights; last inbound trip will depart at 1:19AM on Fridays and 1:22AM on Saturdays.

Route 73
-Last outbound trip from Harvard will depart at 1:02AM on Friday nights and 1:05AM on Saturday nights; last inbound trip will depart at 1:20AM on Fridays and 1:24AM on Saturdays.

Route 77
-Last outbound trip from Harvard to Arlington Heights will depart at 1:00AM on Friday and Saturday nights; last inbound trip from Arlington Heights will depart at 12:35AM on Fridays and 12:32AM on Saturdays.

Route 111
-Last inbound trip on Friday and Saturday nights will depart Woodlawn at 1:35AM, and last outbound trip will depart Haymarket at 2:00AM.

Route 116/117
-Last outbound trip (Route 116) will depart Maverick Station at 2:00 am and last inbound trip (Route 117) will depart Wonderland at 1:30 am.

Silver Line Waterfront
-Last inbound trip will depart Logan Terminal A at 1:55 am and last outbound trip to Silver Line Way will depart South Station at 2:00 am.

Silver Line Washington Street (Route SL 5)
-Last inbound trip will depart Dudley Station at 1:45 am and last outbound trip (Route SL5) will depart Temple Place at 2:00 am.

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