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MBTA ridership jumped in latest fiscal year

Despite a very rough winter, MBTA ridership increased in the latest fiscal year, according to numbers released by the T Monday.

Passengers line up for an outbound route 9 bus on Broadway in South Boston. PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO Passengers line up for an outbound route 9 bus on Broadway in South Boston. PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO

Despite a very rough winter, MBTA ridership increased by 1.4 percent in the latest fiscal year, according to numbers released by the T Monday.

More than 398 million people took the T in fiscal year 2014, up from 392 million the previous year.The fiscal year ended on June 30; the next day, the T implemented a 5 percent fare increase.

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Average weekday ridership for June 2014 increased by 2.1 percent from June 2013, and totaled 1.328 million passenger trips per weekday, according to a T document.

Subway, bus, commuter rail and boat average weekday ridership for June each saw increases ranging between 2.9 percent and 13 percent.

Saturday MBTA ridership increased systemwide by 3.9 percent in June 2014, as compared to June 2013.

Sunday T ridership increased systemwide by 2.4 percent in June 2014 over June 2013.

The weekend commuter boat service has attracted 62,685 ferry riders since late May.

The Boston-Hingham-Hull route is averaging 1,435 per weekend day, with the Inner Harbor route [Long Wharf to the Charlestown Navy Yard] averaging 1,556 per weekend day.

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