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End near for 3 commuter lines’ weekend service

Routes targeted by MBTA have devoted weekend users

Stepping from the South Station platform onto the 8:05 a.m. commuter train to Plymouth and Kingston - one of the weekend trains the MBTA plans to eliminate - Carol Payne of Rome, Ga., noticed that something seemed missing: passengers.

Turning to her husband, James, she asked, “How many riders does it take for them to run this?’’

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