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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Boston Subways May Lose Their Seats
In an experiment to increase its capacity without adding cars, the MBTA has removed seats from two cars on its Red line subways. Officials says taking out seats could enable the cars to carry 27 more riders, around 10 percent more than conventional trains. The move comes as the "T" tries to figure out how to handle increased passenger counts. Ridership was up 5.5 percent in October versus a year ago.