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Encyclopedia > Green Line "B" Branch

Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has used a variety of trolley cars and light rail vehicles throughout its history. View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... A Blue Line train at the newly-renovated Logan Airport station. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... This article refers to the mass transit vehicle. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


For many years, the line used the PCC streetcars developed during the Depression. These were finally phased out in favor of new light rail cars supplied by Boeing-Vertol in the mid-1970s. A second generation of LRVs was ordered from the Japanese firm, Kinki Sharyo. These later Kinki-Sharyo cars now make up the bulk of the Green Line's rolling stock. A Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC streetcar in museum operation. ... The Great Depression was the global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. aircraft manufacturers ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution...


(One of the earliest surviving pre-PCC cars can still be seen parked on a sidetrack at the Boylston station. Several of the surviving PCC cars are now run on the Ashmont-Mattapan portion of the Red Line, while others are now used in the San Francisco, California Muni system on their F Market line historic street railway.) The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont Station. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... San Francisco skyline. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is commonly known, is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. ... F Market PCC cars at Jones Street terminal. ...


Originally, none of the Green Line stations included elevated platforms and the passengers had to step up into the vehicles, limiting accessibility for the handicapped. To address this, two changes have been made:

  • Elevated platforms at some stops, and
  • An attempt to phase-in low-floor streetcars that would be accessible from street level (without the use of elevated station platforms)

47 low-floor cars have been purchased from the Italian vendor AnsaldoBreda. Unfortunately, these have proven to be problematic and difficult to maintain. Breda cars have failed three times as often as normal subway cars. The MBTA was forced to spend an additional US$9.5 million to modify tracks to prevent the derailings that were proving common with the Breda cars (and echoing early problems with the Boeing stock). Ansaldobreda S.P.A. is a company based in Naples, Italy and responsible for designing and manufacturing railway and mass transit vehicles. ...


In December 2004, the MBTA finally canceled the orders for the remaining 53 cars still to be delivered as part of the Breda contract, ending the 9-year, quarter-billion-dollar deal with Breda. The 47 Breda cars delivered in the 100-car deal have already cost the MBTA US$140 million. Now, the MBTA is considering spending the US$85 million withheld from Breda on another set of cars manufactured by Kinki-Sharyo. The MBTA has been criticized for its failure to assess Breda's reliability before and during the deal. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16...


(See References section for Tony Flint's Globe article on the cancellation of the Breda deal.)


History

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Flying junction on the Tremont Street Subway approaching the Pleasant Street Incline
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Map of the planned West End Street Railway network from 1885. These existing routes were officially merged in 1887.

Today's Green Line was created by the Massachusetts legislature, but under private ownership, as the West End Street Railway in 1887. This system of horse-drawn streetcars was the merger of numerous independently operated railways built from the 1850s onward. At the time of the merger, West End operated 1,480 cars with a team of 7,816 horses.[1] (http://www.ieeeboston.org/mbta_milestone.htm) The Allston-Brighton line (which partly followed today's C branch, diverging north from Washington Square along Washington Street to Oak Square) was the first section to be converted to electric traction in 1888, using modified existing horsecars outfitted with Frank J. Sprague's equipment first demonstrated in Richmond, Virginia. This initial line used overhead trolley wires for most of its length, but also third rail equipment supplied by the Bentley-Knight Electric Railway Company in sections where residents initially objected to overhead lines. The Bentley-Knight approach was abandoned soon after several horses were electrocuted due to inadequate insulation.[2] (http://www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/mbta.html). By 1889, the Sprague equipment was dropped in favor of Thomson-Houston (now General Electric) motors and generators, with which the rest of the system was converted. In U.S. railroad practice, a flying junction is a track configuration in which merging or crossing railroad lines provide track connections with each other without requiring trains to cross over in front of opposing traffic. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934) American inventor, Father of Electric Traction Frank Julian Sprague (1857–1934) was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators. ... Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... Third rail at Bostons South Station A third rail is a method of providing electricity to power a railroad, typically a mass transit system. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The General Electric Company, or GE, (NYSE: GE) is a multinational technology and services company. ...


In 1897, the West End Street Railway facilities were handed over to the Boston Elevated Railway in the form of a 24 year lease, and the companies were ultimately combined. BERy, now under state ownership, is today's MBTA. 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ...


In addition to the current lines, many other streetcar lines connected to the system. The following remained in 1961: 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ...

  • A branch, splitting from the B branch at Packard's Corner and heading along Brighton Avenue, Cambridge Street, Washington Street, Tremont Street, Park Street and Galen Street to Watertown. MBTA bus route 57 [3] (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/pdf/bus/maps/057map.pdf) is its replacement.
  • E branch continuing beyond its current end, along South Huntington Avenue, Centre Street and South Street, to Forest Hills.
  • Leaving the tunnel onto Tremont Street (from the split at Boylston), and ending at Lenox Street.
  • Coming off the Haymarket Incline onto a lower level at North Station and running under the Charlestown Elevated, along Causeway Street, the Charlestown Bridge, around City Square to Main Street, around Sullivan Square, with a connection there to the Elevated, as well as track connections to the Boston and Maine and Boston and Albany Railroads, and then along Alford Street to Everett Shops (where there were connections once again to the B&A).

From 1901, the Washington Street Elevated and Charlestown Elevated (later part of the Orange Line) shared the Green Line tunnel, with third rails and raised station platforms added to accommodate them on half the tracks. It was restored to full streetcar operation at the end of 1908 when the Washington Street tunnel was completed. Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... Bolyston Station is a MBTA station on the Green Line, located on the southeast end of the Boston Common at the intersection of Bolyston and Tremont Streets. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ...


Branches

As a tunnel built to get streetcar lines off the streets, rather than a rapid transit line, the Green Line has had many branches, with many services operating in many patterns. Additionally, many services from other companies, notably the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway and its predecessors, have run into the subway from outer suburban points via BERy trackage. A partial list of these services is in the green rows on boston-area streetcar lines. a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburban redirects here. ... Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ...


Cars entered the subway from the durface at a number of portals or inclines, listed here from north to south/west.

Lechmere

Lechmere is the current north end of the Green Line (closed as of 2005 for rebuilding of the approach). From the opening of the Lechmere Viaduct leading to it in 1912 until 1922, streetcar lines simply fed onto the viaduct from Cambridge Street and Bridge Street (now Monseigneur O'Brien Highway). In 1922 a prepayment station was opened, with a new loop for subway trains to turn around and a separate loop for surface cars, and no intermingling between the two. The surface lines have since been replaced with buses, but the Green Line still turns around at Lechmere. The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ...

Canal Street

The Canal Street Portal (also Haymarket Portal, North Station Portal or Causeway Street Portal) was until 2004 (when the Green Line north of North Station was closed for building of a new tunnel and portal) the transition between subway and elevated railway on the Green Line, as it transitioned from the Tremont Street Subway to the Causeway Street Elevated towards the Lechmere Viaduct. The original four-track portal opened in 1898 at the north end of the first subway; cars could turn east or west on Causeway Street. In 1901 the Charlestown Elevated was connected to the outer tracks, and streetcars only operated via the inner tracks. The Washington Street Tunnel opened in 1908, connecting to the Elevated via a new portal just east of the streetcar one (until 1975), and all four tracks were once again open for streetcar use. In 1912 the Lechmere Viaduct opened, again using the two outer tracks for an elevated line; the inner tracks continued to serve the surface (including a surface station at North Station) until 1997, when they were closed for construction of the new tunnel, with the Green Line being shifted to the old Orange Line (Charlestown Elevated) portal along the way. The 93 was the last service to continue onto surface streets from the portal, last running in 1949. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...

Pleasant Street

The Pleasant Street Portal was the south end of the Tremont Street Subway, opened one month after the original subway in 1897. It split from the Boylston Street Subway at a flying junction at Boylston, and another flying junction split the tunnel into two side-by-side tunnels to the four-track portal. The two west tracks rose onto Tremont Street and the two east ones onto Pleasant Street, later part of Broadway. From 1901 to 1908 the portal was only used by Washington Street Elevated trains, after which streetcar service was restored (though much of it had been cut back to Dudley for transfer to the Elevated. The last cars ran through the portal in 1961 as part of the 43, and in 1962 a shuttle service from Boylston to the portal was ended. The portal has since been covered. 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... In U.S. railroad practice, a flying junction is a track configuration in which merging or crossing railroad lines provide track connections with each other without requiring trains to cross over in front of opposing traffic. ... Bolyston Station is a MBTA station on the Green Line, located on the southeast end of the Boston Common at the intersection of Bolyston and Tremont Streets. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Former elevated configuration (Orange Line in red, streetcar loops in blue) Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Boylston Street

The first portal to open, on September 1, 1897, was the Boylston Street Portal or Public Garden Portal, providing an outlet for the subway on the north side of Boylston Street in the Public Garden. When the Boylston Street Subway opened in 1914, extending the subway west, the incline and portal were relocated to the center of Boylston Street. The last cars to use the portal ran in 1941 from Huntington Avenue, when the Huntington Avenue Subway opened as a branch off the main subway and the portal was closed. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Northeastern

The Northeastern Portal lies in the median of Huntington Avenue at the end of the Huntington Avenue Subway, just east of Northeastern University. It opened in 1941 and carries "E" Branch trains. On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median (North American English) or central reservation (British English) is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Kenmore

The Kenmore Portal or Kenmore Square Portal opened in 1914 with the building of the Boylston Street Subway west to the east side of Kenmore Square, in the median of Commonwealth Avenue. It closed in 1932 when the subway station at Kenmore was built and two new portals opened to the west. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median (North American English) or central reservation (British English) is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ...

Blandford Street, St. Marys Street and Fenway

The Blandford Street Portal and St. Marys Street Portal, in the medians of Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street respectively, opened in 1932 as part of the extension of the Boylston Street Subway under Kenmore Square and the opening of the new Kenmore station. They are currently used by the "A" and "B" Branches respectively. The Fenway Portal opened in 1959 along with the opening of the Highland Branch, and provides a third exit from Kenmore, south of the St. Marys Street Portal. It carries trains of the "D" Branch. On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median (North American English) or central reservation (British English) is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The branches were given letters in 1967, two years after the green color was assigned to the line on August 26, 1965. The letters were assigned increasing from north to south, to the five remaining branches. No branches had used the Canal Street Portal except as a terminal since 1949 (the 93 was the last) or the Pleasant Street Portal since 1961 (the 43 was the last, and a shuttle stayed until 1962). 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


"A" Branch

Main article: Green Line "A" Branch

The "A" or "Watertown" Branch was the northernmost of the branches, running from the Blandford Street Portal (still used by the "B" Branch) west to Watertown, mostly street-running. The 57 bus replaced the streetcar line in 1969. The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


"B" Branch

"C" Branch

"D" Branch

Main article: Green Line "D" Branch

The "D" or "Highland" Branch is the southernmost of the three lines that separate west of Kenmore. It is the most recent branch, opening in 1959 along the former right-of-way of the Highland Branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad, and has full grade separation, entering the subway at the Fenway Portal. As of May 2005, regular "D" service turns around at Government Center. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ...


"E" Branch

Main article: Green Line "E" Branch

The "E" or "Arborway" Branch diverges from the other three lines just west of Copley. It travels mainly on the surface of Huntington Avenue, emerging from the Huntington Avenue Subway at the Northeastern Portal. Since 1985, service has been truncated to Heath Street, with continuing service to Arborway provided by the 39 bus. The "E" is the only branch to have a regularly used street-running section. As of May 2005, regular "E" service turns around at North Station. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Heath Street stop along South Hutington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ...


Former branches

A more complete - but still very incomplete - list of services running into the subway is in the green rows on boston-area streetcar lines. Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ...


The Pleasant Street Portal hosted two services in its final days. The 9 to City Point ended in 1953, and the 43 to Egleston was cut back to Lenox Street in 1956, cut back to the portal in 1961, and ended operation in 1962. Prior to that, the 48 ran out Tremont Street to Dover Street and Washington Street, ending at Dudley, and last running in 1938. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Former elevated configuration (Orange Line in red, streetcar loops in blue) Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The last two routes to continue beyond the Canal Street Portal both ran to Sullivan. The 92 ran via Main Street, last running in 1948, and the 93 via Bunker Hill Street last ran in 1949. Until 1997 trains continued to use the portal and its North Station surface station as a terminal. 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ...


In addition to the lines that later became the "E" Branch, the predecessors to the 58 and 60 split in Brookline, one branch running into the current "E" tracks and into the Boylston Street Portal, and the other running up Brookline Street to end at Massachusetts Avenue station. These were truncated in 1932 into a shorter route from Brookline Village to the subway via the Boylston Street Portal, which itself stopped running in 1938 (being cut back to Brigham Circle short-turn trips, three years before the closure of that portal. 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Brigham Circle is a stop on the E branch of the MBTAs Green Line. ...


The last "foreign" cars to operate in the subway were those of the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway, running from the Canal Street Portal to the Brattle Loop at Scollay Square until 1935. It was then that the old Mystic River Bridge to Chelsea was closed to streetcars and the lines were bustituted; the next year the BERy bought the Eastern Mass Chelsea Division and through-routed it with its lines connecting to the East Boston Tunnel at Maverick. The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bustitution is sometimes used to name the practice of replacing train service, whether street railways (light rail or tram/streetcar systems) or full-size railway systems, with a bus service, either on a temporary or permanent basis. ...


From July 10, 1922 (when the Lechmere terminal opened) to February 6, 1931, special service ran from Lechmere to various points on the subway. These trips were replaced on February 7 by extensions of the various branches from the west, which had terminated at Park Street, through to Lechmere. July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Park Street Station, Green Line platforms, December 2004 Park Street Station, Red Line platforms, January 2005 Park Street Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection Park Street and Tremont Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Red Line. ...


Station listing

Station Location Time to Park Street Opened Transfers and notes
Lechmere Cambridge Street, Cambridge 13 minutes
(sign said 12)
July 10, 1922 Viaduct to Lechmere opened June 1, 1912, with tracks running directly onto streets through July 9, 1922
Science Park Charles River Dam Bridge, Boston, serving the Museum of Science 8 minutes August 20, 1955
North Station Canal Street, Boston June 28, 2004 Orange Line and MBTA Commuter Rail north side lines
Surface station opened September 3, 1898 and closed March 27, 1997
Elevated station opened June 1, 1912 and closed June 24, 2004
Haymarket Congress and New Sudbury Streets, Boston May 10, 1971 Orange Line
Original station opened September 3, 1898
Adams Square September 3, 1898 Closed October 27, 1963
Government Center Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets, Boston, serving Boston City Hall 2 minutes September 3, 1898 Blue Line
Formerly Scollay Square until October 27, 1963
Park Street Tremont, Park and Winter Streets, Boston, at the Boston Common 0 minutes September 1, 1897 Red Line, Orange Line and Silver Line
Boylston Tremont and Boylston Streets, Boston 1 minute September 1, 1897 Silver Line
Tracks used to split at Boylston to the Pleasant Street Incline
Arlington Boylston and Arlington Streets, Boston 3 minutes November 13, 1921
Copley Copley Square, Boston 4 minutes October 3, 1914 West of Copley, the E branch diverges
Hynes Convention Center/ICA Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street, Boston October 3, 1914 Formerly Massachusetts until February 17, 1965, then Auditorium until March 27, 1990
Kenmore Kenmore Square, Boston, serving Fenway Park 11 minutes October 23, 1932 West of Kenmore, the line divides into the individual B, C, and D branches

As of February, 2005, the portion of the Green Line between North Station and Lechmere Stations remains closed. Replacement service using diesel buses is provided between Government Center and Lechmere (and the three intervening stops including the stations that remain in service). Because traffic frequently delays these buses, taking the Red Line to Kendall Square may be a better alternative. The reconstruction of this portion of the Green Line began in April, 2004 and is forecast to be completed sometime in the late spring of 2005. The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Museum of Science is a Boston landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Haymarket Station is a MBTA station on the Green and Orange lines, located at the corner of Congress and New Sudbury St. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Blue Line train at the newly-renovated Logan Airport station. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Park Street Station, Green Line platforms, December 2004 Park Street Station, Red Line platforms, January 2005 Park Street Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection Park Street and Tremont Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Red Line. ... Boston Common is Boston, Massachusetts most famous public park and the oldest city park in the United States. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit Line, running from Dudley Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with planned extensions to South Boston and Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Bolyston Station is a MBTA station on the Green Line, located on the southeast end of the Boston Common at the intersection of Bolyston and Tremont Streets. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit Line, running from Dudley Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with planned extensions to South Boston and Logan Airport in East Boston. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Boston ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... A square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, although not so much a square as a confusing collision of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue,) a few cross streets, and a T stop, (Kenmore Station. ... Fenway Park is the home stadium for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... Kendall/MIT Station, Fall 2004 Kendall/MIT Station is located in Kendall Square at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street, in Cambridge. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"B" Branch

The "Boston College" line is the first of the three lines that separate west of Kenmore. It travels along the surface of Commonwealth Avenue. The B Line stations are primarily named for the cross-streets of Commonwealth Avenue.


Four stops were closed temporarily (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/transitupdates.asp#BLINE) for 6-8 months starting April 20, 2005 as part of a stop elimination pilot program to speed up service (which was slower than the parallel bus service); these were all close to other stops. Almost 73% of the 1142 riders surveyed wanted those four stops gone. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ...


As of May 2005, regular B service turns around at Government Center. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ...

Station Location Time to Park Street Opened Transfers and notes
Blandford Street 16 minutes
Boston University East at Granby Street, Boston, the first of three stations serving Boston University
Boston University Central at Marsh Chapel, Boston
Boston University West at Amory Street, Boston
St. Paul Street
Pleasant Street
Babcock Street
Packard's Corner Packard's Corner at Brighton Avenue, Allston 26 minutes the Watertown (A) branch formerly diverged here
Fordham Road Temporarily closed
Harvard Avenue at Harvard Avenue, Allston
Griggs Street
Allston Street
Warren Street
Summit Avenue Temporarily closed
Washington Street
Mount Hood Road Temporarily closed
Sutherland Road
Chiswick Road
Chestnut Hill Avenue at Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton 41 minutes within easy walking distance of the C branch's Cleveland Circle station, and the D branch's Reservoir station
South Street
Greycliff Road Temporarily closed
Boston College at Lake Street, Brighton, serving Boston College 43 minutes

Boston University is a non-sectarian private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston College stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line B branch. ... Boston College is a private university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ...

"C" Branch

The "Cleveland Circle" line is the second of the three lines that separate west of Kenmore. This line travels on the surface of Beacon Street through Brookline. The C Line stations are primarily named for the cross-streets of Beacon Street. These are a few of the notable ones:

  • St. Marys Street - 19 minutes from Park Street
  • Coolidge Corner (Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Beacon and Harvard Streets) - 24 minutes from Park Street
  • Washington Square (Washington Square, Brookline, Beacon and Washington Streets)
  • Cleveland Circle (Cleveland Circle, Brighton, Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue; within easy walking distance of the B branch's Chestnut Hill Ave station, and the D branch's Reservoir station) - 32 minutes from Park Street

As of May 2005, regular C service turns around at North Station. The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ...


References

  • Jonathan Belcher, "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA District, 1964-2003", Rollsign, November 28, 2003 ([4] (http://members.aol.com/eddanamta/busfiles/contents.pdf) - PDF)
  • Flint, Anthony. "Mbta Halts Purchase of Green Line 'Lemons'." The Boston Globe December 12, 2004. ([5]  (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/12/12/mbta_halts_purchase_of_green_line_lemons?mode=PF))
edit  (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:MBTA&action=edit)
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site (http://www.mbta.com/))
Red Line Alewife - Ashmont / Braintree ---- Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: Ashmont - Mattapan
Green Line Lechmere - Boston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ---- Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak Grove - Forest Hills ---- Charlestown Elevated - Atlantic Avenue Elevated - Washington Street Elevated
Blue Line Wonderland - Bowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley - Downtown Crossing; South Station - various points ---- List - Crosstown buses - Former streetcars - Trackless trolleys - Key routes - East Boston area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail Greenbush - Plymouth/Kingston - Middleborough/Lakeville - Fairmount - Attleborough/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Boat service
Predecessors Boston Elevated Railway - Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway - Middlesex and Boston Street Railway

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a manner that is independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Rindge Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local transportation hub. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont Station. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... The Boston College stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line B branch. ... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The Heath Street stop along South Hutington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railways Main Line (now the Orange Line... A Blue Line train at the newly-renovated Logan Airport station. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit Line, running from Dudley Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with planned extensions to South Boston and Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Former elevated configuration (Orange Line in red, streetcar loops in blue) Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... South Station front entrance. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates three crosstown bus routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, CT1, CT2 and CT3, intended as limited-stop buses connecting major points. ... Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ... Two trackless trolleys at Cambridge Common There are currently four trackless trolley (trolleybus) routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, all run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the Harvard Square area, and all former streetcar lines (the last four not connected to the Tremont Street Subway to survive). ... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

See also

Lines remaining in 1953 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts and its inner suburbs. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ...

External links

  • MBTA official Green Line map (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_greenline.asp)
    • MBTA official Green Line B branch map (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_greenline_b.asp)
    • MBTA official Green Line C branch map (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_greenline_c.asp)
    • MBTA official Green Line D branch map (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_greenline_d.asp)
    • MBTA official Green Line E branch map (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_greenline_e.asp)
  • 100 Years of the Tremont Street Subway (http://members.aol.com/netransit/private/tss/tss.html) (a detailed history)
  • A history of the Green Line (http://www.geocities.com/newtontransit/guide/greenline.html)
  • Interactive Map (Unofficial) (http://www.wizeguides.com/wizeguides/)
  • Operation manual for SLRV (Boeing) cars (http://ktk.bidmc.harvard.edu/slrv/)
  • The Bentley-Knight Electric Railway System (http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DABS1821-0021-9&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fmanu%2Fmanu0021%2F&tif=00011.TIF&pagenum=6) from The Manufacturer and Builder, January, 1889
  • Jamaica Plain Historical Society - Streetcars in Jamaica Plain: A History (http://www.jphs.org/transportation/streetcars-in-jamaica-plain-a-history.html)

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