Late night service on the MBTA starts the weekend of March 28. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro
The MBTA enjoyed a smooth first run of late-night service over the weekend, with no transit arrests and overwhelming reports of customer satisfaction.
The new pilot program extends the T's hours by about 90 minutes for subway lines and key bus routes. Under the program, the last subway trains depart downtown stations at about 2:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
“It went very well," MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said Sunday afternoon. "A lot of people took advantage of the new service. No problems."
Pesaturo said that while he was riding a Green Line train around 2:30 a.m. Saturday he witnessed passengers chanting "M-B-T-A."
He also pointed to "many terrific comments" on social media - something fairly rare for the T.
“Late night #mbta appears to be a success! 2 a.m. and Park Street is packed,” @ShearerThanYou tweeted early Sunday. Fellow passenger @ECBrads wrote, "Late night service paying off two nights in a row. Thank you."