By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Weekend night-time service on SEPTA’s Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will be extended into November.READ MORE: Here Is Where The Pennsylvania Primary Race For The Senate Seat Stands
SEPTA launched the pilot subway service on weekend nights starting June 15th, with plans to evaluate the experiment by summer’s end.
Now, SEPTA’s Manny Smith says the transit agency likes what it sees – in terms of ridership – and is curious to see what might happen this fall.READ MORE: Phillies Superstar Bryce Harper Named National League Player Of The Week After Scorching West Coast Pitching
“This will give the Authority an opportunity to evaluate the service during the fall ridership season and provides time to attract new riders after they return from summer vacations,” he said.
Smith says if there’s enough ridership and revenue to support the subways on weekends, there’s a possibilty SEPTA could continue it.
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