Boston commuters now have the option of using their smartphones to purchase tickets for the city’s rail lines and display the ticket’s bar code to rail conductors for scanning.

Commuters on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail lines on routes north and west of the city this week began using a mobile-pay system developed by Masabi U.S. Ltd., the rail authority says.

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