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Boston extends MBTA service on weekends

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Revelers who like to stay out late in Boston will soon have a new way to get home.

Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday that all four MBTA subway lines as well as 15 major bus routes will provide service until 3 a.m. on weekends. The one-year trial starts March 28.

Normally, the last Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway train would run at 1 a.m., which is an hour before most bars and clubs in the city close.

Patrick says he's confident the service will be "wildly successful." Fares will remain the same but the new service will cost about $17 million, with the help of sponsors such as Dunkin' Donuts and the Red Sox.

The push has been driven by the hospitality industry and night owls.

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