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MBTA To Resume $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pilot Program

A commuter rail train leaves the Four Corners/Geneva Station on the Fairmount Line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A commuter rail train leaves the Four Corners/Geneva Station on the Fairmount Line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The MBTA is reinstating its discount for weekend fares on the commuter rail.

The pilot program offering unlimited travel for $10 per weekend resumes this Saturday, after ending last month.

“Resuming this pilot allows our customers to continue taking advantage of Commuter Rail as a travel option on weekends, while we study the potential for making this program permanent,” new MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said in a statement.

T officials say the first six months of the pilot program increased weekend revenue by nearly 5 percent, compared with the same time period in 2017.

They also said passenger feedback was "very positive."

The weekend fare allows adults to travel with two kids under age 12 at no additional cost.

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