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MBTA won’t charge extra for all on-board commuter rail tickets

The MBTA has reversed its decision to impose a surcharge on all commuter rail riders who buy tickets on board, just days before that surcharge was to take effect, a spokesman for the transportation authority said.

The surcharge would have amounted to a double fare increase for many riders starting Sunday, because a majority of commuter rail stations lack vending machines, ticket windows, or partner retail businesses selling tickets.

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