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MBTA Commuter Rail
Locale Boston, MA area
Transit type Commuter rail
Began operation 1974
No. of lines 11
Track gauge 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in) (standard gauge)
Operator MBTA
MBTA Commuter Rail Lines
MBTA Commuter Rail Lines
The MBTA district, with Commuter Rail lines in purple
The MBTA district, with Commuter Rail lines in purple
MBTA double-decker passenger coaches at South Station
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MBTA double-decker passenger coaches at South Station
An MBTA Commuter Rail GP40MC locomotive at Porter Square
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An MBTA Commuter Rail GP40MC locomotive at Porter Square
Littleton/Route 495 station in Littleton
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Littleton/Route 495 station in Littleton

The MBTA Commuter Rail is the commuter rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The line's characteristic purple-trimmed coaches run as far south as Providence, Rhode Island and as far north as Newburyport. Due to this coloring, locals occasionally call it the Purple Line to match the colored subway lines. The trains have two terminal stops in Boston, South Station and North Station. Both of these stations link with Amtrak and the local bus and subway lines. (See Boston transportation). This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th_century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... Image File history File links MBTA Commuter Rail This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links MBTA Commuter Rail This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Mbta_district. ... Image File history File links Mbta_district. ... South Station front entrance. ... Image File history File links mbta locomotive at porter square File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links mbta locomotive at porter square File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... EMDs popular GP40 diesel locomotive, in its normal configuration, was primarily used in freight service. ... Porter Square is a neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, located around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue, between Harvard and Davis Squares. ... Littleton is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ... South Station front entrance. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Big Digs Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge (now-complete) over the Charles River. ...


The MBTA currently contracts operation of the commuter rail system to a private company known as the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company.

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The seven lines of the Commuter Rail leaving from South Station are, from southeast to west: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Trains run to Foxboro for special events at Gillette Stadium via a spur off the Attleboro/Stoughton Line. The Plymouth/Kingston Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running southeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Abington, Whitman, Hanson, Halifax, Kingston, and Plymouth. ... Plymouth is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1620 â€“ Incorporated: 1726 ZIP Code: 02364 â€“ Area Code: 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... The Middleborough/Lakeville Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running south from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Holbrook, Brockton, Bridgewater, Middleborough,, and Lakeville. ... Middleborough is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Lakeville is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Railroad, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South Attleboro. ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail or purple line as it is also know as, has many snaking tendrils. ... The Needham Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running west from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and the town of Needham. ... Settled: 1680 â€“ Incorporated: 1711 Zip Code(s): 02492 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners, Paris of the Eighties Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ...


The four lines of the Commuter Rail leaving from North Station are, from west to northeast: Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ...

MBTA commuter rail service from both stations is provided by push-pull trains powered by diesel locomotives. (This is true even though some of the lines run on the electrified Northeast Corridor.) EMD F40PH locomotives and double-level passenger cars are typically used for trains that originate from South Station with EMD GP40MC locomotives and single-level passenger cars used from North Station. No direct connection exists between the two stations and there are no current plans to remedy this deficit; passengers wishing to travel from one station to the other must use the MBTA subways and change subway trains at either Park Street or Downtown Crossing stations. See also North-South Rail Link. The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. ... Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... 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. ... Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1826 Zip Code(s): 01852 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... The Haverhill/Reading Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, Wilmington, Andover, Lawrence, Bradford, and Haverhill. ... Seal of Haverhill, MA Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... The Newburyport/Rockport Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running northeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Chelsea, Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport, Manchester, Gloucester, and Rockport. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1840 Zip Code(s): 01966 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... A single GWR autocoach capable of push-pull operation. ... Great Western Railway No. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The General Motors Electro-Motive Division model F40PH is a 3000 horsepower (2. ... EMDs popular GP40 diesel locomotive, in its normal configuration, was primarily used in freight service. ... 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. ... 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. ... The North-South Rail Link is a plan for a passenger railroad tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to connect South Station to North Station. ...


Expansion

Several extensions of the MBTA commuter rail network are either on-going or currently being debated: As of 2004, the Greenbush Line is being restored and a service extension of the Lowell Line to Nashua, New Hampshire is being considered. An extension of the Stoughton Line is proposed to Fall River, Massachusetts and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the Attleboro Line is planned for extension to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island. There is a proposal to build a South Salem commuter rail station in Salem, Massachusetts to improve access to Salem State College, as well as extend commuter rail to Peabody, Massachusetts and Danvers, Massachusetts. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greenbush Line is a planned branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. ... Nickname: Gate City Official website: www. ... Settled: 1656 â€“ Incorporated: 1803 Zip Code(s): 02720-02724 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1787 Zip Code(s): 02740 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... T. F. Green Airport is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ... Location of Warwick, Rhode Island. ... Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... This article is for the state college in Salem, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ...


Operational history

In 1973, the MBTA bought various commuter rail lines from private owners. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


The Boston and Maine Railroad was contracted to run service on the Lowell Line (which it had formerly owned. After bankruptcy, the B&M continued to run and fulfill its contract under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court, in the hopes that a reorganization could make it profitable again. It emerged from the court's protection when newly-formed Guilford Transportation Industries (GTI) bought it in 1983. GTI let the contract expire in 1986. 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting mark BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... 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. ... Guilford Transportation Industries (GTI) is a transportation holding company which controls Guilford Rail System, a regional freight railroad network that covers most of northern New England, and the resurrected Pan American Airways, with Boston-Maine Airways a charter and scheduled airline operating between the northeastern United States and Florida and... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1986 until 2003, Amtrak managed the entirety of Boston's commuter rail. It did decently, though at times had strained relations with the MBTA. Quibbles centered on equipment failures, numbers of conductors per train, and who takes responsibility when trains are late. Because of these bad relations and Amtrak's repeated announcements that the contract was unreasonable, few people were surprised at Amtrak's decision not to bid again for the Commuter Rail contract when it came up for renewal in 2003. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When the MBTA asked for new bids on the Commuter Rail operation contract, Amtrak did not bid but Guilford and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company' did. The MBCR ended up getting the contract. When the MBCR began operating the Commuter Rail in July of 2003,[1] nothing changed for the commuters as it is the MBTA that owns the trains, tracks, and sets the schedules.


The MBCR is a joint venture of Veolia Transportation North America (formerly Connex), Bombardier Transportation (which has manufactured some of the vehicles in the MBTA fleet), and Alternate Concepts, Inc.,[2] majority owner of Paul Revere Transportation (which operates some bus lines under contract from the MBTA).[3] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ...

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site)
Red Line AlewifeAshmont / Braintree ––– Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: AshmontMattapan
Green Line LechmereBoston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ––– Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak GroveForest Hills ––– Charlestown ElevatedAtlantic Avenue ElevatedWashington Street Elevated
Blue Line WonderlandBowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley SquareDowntown Crossing; South Station – various points ––– ListCrosstown buses – Former streetcars – Trackless trolleys – Key routesEast Boston areaSouth BostonUrban Ring
Commuter Rail GreenbushPlymouth/KingstonMiddleborough/Lakeville – New Bedford/Fall River – FairmountAttleboro/StoughtonFranklinNeedhamFramingham/WorcesterFitchburgLowellHaverhill/ReadingNewburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous AccessibilityBoat serviceCharlieCardNomenclature
Predecessors Boston Elevated RailwayEastern Massachusetts Street RailwayMiddlesex and Boston Street Railway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Cambridgepark Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local intermodal 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. ... Braintree Station Braintree Station, located at Ivory and Union Streets in Braintree, Massachusetts 42. ... 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. ... 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. ... Mattapan is at the end of the red line running a PCC trolly system. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... Image:Tstation. ... 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... Template:MBTA Green Line C The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C 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... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... The Heath Street stop along South Huntington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The E Branch or Arborway Branch is a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... Watertown, Massachusetts is the termination point of the MBTAs number 71 trackless trolley route and several bus routes. ... 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 is a station on the MBTA 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. ... Stations on the Orange Line (previously called the Main Line) before destruction of the Charlestown El were (from south to north): North Station City Square Station Thompson Square Station Sullivan Square Station Everett Station (terminal) ... 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... The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... Wonderland is the northern terminus of the MBTAs Blue Line. ... Bowdoin Station of the MBTA, is a station on the Blue Line, serving Bowdoin Square in Bostons Beacon Hill neighborhood. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or 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 Silver Line bus rapid transit... 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, in the U.S., 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. ... Old and new 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... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates local buses in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, connecting to the Blue Line at Maverick or Wood Island. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a number of buses in South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, most of them connecting to the Red Line at Andrew, Broadway or South Station. ... The Urban Ring is a project of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the state of Massachusetts to develop a new public transportation routes that would provide improved circumferential connections among many existing transit lines that project radially from downtown Boston. ... The Greenbush Line is a planned branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. ... The Plymouth/Kingston Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running southeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Abington, Whitman, Hanson, Halifax, Kingston, and Plymouth. ... The Middleborough/Lakeville Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running south from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Holbrook, Brockton, Bridgewater, Middleborough,, and Lakeville. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Rail Road, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South... The MBTA Commuter Rail or purple line as it is also know as, has many snaking tendrils. ... The Needham Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running west from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and the town of Needham. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. ... 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. ... The Haverhill/Reading Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, Wilmington, Andover, Lawrence, Bradford, and Haverhill. ... The Newburyport/Rockport Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running northeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Chelsea, Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport, Manchester, Gloucester, and Rockport. ... 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. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates commuter boats in the between Long Wharf, Lovejoy Wharf and Rowes Wharf on the downtown Boston waterfront to Hingham, Hull, Quincy and Logan International Airport as well as inner habor ferries between downtown Boston, Charlestown Navy Yard, and South Boston. ... CharlieTicket purchased at Airport station in July 2005 The CharlieCard is a contactless, stored value smart card that passengers will carry as part of an automated fare collection system which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) expects to introduce to the general public in 2007. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) maintains a large public transit system in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and uses various methods to name and number their services for the convenience of users. ... 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

The Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), a massive undertaking to reroute the Central Artery (Interstate 93), the chief controlled-access highway through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, into a 3. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... The North-South Rail Link is a plan for a passenger railroad tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to connect South Station to North Station. ...

External links

  • MBTA Commuter Rail

 
 

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