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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. Additionally, since December 2004, The Silver Line bus rapid transit system has served South Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... 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. ... South Station front entrance. ... December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a relatively new umbrella term for urban mass transportation services utilizing buses to perform premium services on existing roadways or dedicated rights-of-way. ...


All of these routes terminate at City Point at East First Street and O Street, which is also the end of the Silver Line SL2. They approach it via East First and a one-way pair on P Street (south/west bound) and Farragut Road (north/east bound). All buses but the 11 turn west onto East Fourth Street (westbound) and East Broadway (eastbound), with westbound buses running north a block on L Street to rejoin eastbound buses at L Street and East Broadway. A one-way pair is a pair of parallel, usually one-way streets that carry opposite directions of a signed route or major traffic flow. ...


Until Spring 1982, buses used East Fourth and P in both directions to the old North Point Carhouse at East Second Street. This was inherited from the path of the old streetcar tracks. The word spring has several meanings: spring (device), a common mechanical part. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


The waterfront area is also served by the 4 North Station - World Trade Center via Federal Courthouse & South Station, as well as the 448, 449 and 459 express buses to the Lynn area, and the very-limited service early morning 171 between Dudley and Logan Airport (which may not stop in South Boston). Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... 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... FAA diagram of Logan Airport Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 22 million passengers a year using its 43 airlines. ...

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5

The 5 City Point - McCormack Housing via Andrew Station leaves the City Point area via East Broadway and Dorchester Street to Andrew. After passing through the Andrew busway, 5 buses run east on Preble Street and south on Old Colony Avenue, ending at McCormack Housing.


The number 5 was assigned to the Fish Pier (Northern Ave.)-South Station via Summer St. route until June 1968, when it was combined into the 6 and 7 due to the closure of the Summer Street overpass. The current route was started in 1977, after a 1975 experimental route between Broadway and Copley (replaced by an extension of the 9). The current 5 was originally known as 10A, being the same as 10 east of Andrew. June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 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. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 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 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. ...


7

The 7 City Point - Otis & Summer Streets via Summer Street & South Station leaves the City Point area by heading north on L Street, which becomes Summer Street to South Station. Past South Station, it turns around in a loop via Otis Street, Franklin Street, Federal Street and High Street. Some trips use East First Street and Pappas Way instead of Summer Street over the Reserved Channel to serve the Harbor Industrial Park. South Station front entrance. ...


Streetcars last ran on the 7 on June 19, 1953, between City Point and South Station. Very few changes have been made to the route since then, most related to closures in Summer Street. June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


9

The 9 City Point - Copley Square via Broadway Station runs west from City Point on East Broadway and West Broadway to Broadway station, where it splits into a one-way pair - westbound/northbound via West Fourth Street and Berkeley Street, and eastbound/southbound via the New Broadway Bridge, Albany Street, Herald Street and Arlington Street. The route then turns west to serve Copley Square and Copley station, running westbound on St. James Avenue and Huntington Avenue and eastbound on Boylston Street to a turnaround in the Prudential Center. A one-way pair is a pair of parallel, usually one-way streets that carry opposite directions of a signed route or major traffic flow. ... Prudential Tower in 1963, with construction not quite finished. ...


The 9 was originally a streetcar line, running into the Tremont Street Subway via the Pleasant Street Incline. It came out of the incline onto Pleasant Street (now Broadway) and continued via Broadway to City Point, using the surface station at Broadway station. 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. ... The Pleasant Street Incline or Pleasant Street Portal was the southern access point for the Tremont Street Subway in Boston, Massachusetts, which later became part of the Green Line (but not until after the incline was closed). ...


The Broadway Bridge was closed July 11, 1952, and the line was cut back to Broadway station - City Point. The bridge reopened and service resumed on a single track August 9, but service was ended March 1, 1953, and replaced by buses. Shuttles continued to run in the subway from the Pleasant Street Incline until December 4, 1953; the 43 (itself later a shuttle) continued to the portal until April 5, 1962. July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The 43 Ruggles Station - Park and Tremont Streets is a bus route in Boston, Massachusetts run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The 9 was extended to Copley in September 1975, replacing experimental route 5; since then changes have been made in routing (specifically due to Broadway being closed). September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 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. ...


10

The 10 City Point - Copley Square via Andrew Station & B.U. Medical Area leaves City Point via East Broadway and Dorchester Street to Andrew. After passing through the Andrew busway, the 10 continues west on Southampton Street, making a diversion via Newmarket Square (some buses via South Bay Center) to Massachusetts Avenue and then running to the Boston Medical Center and B.U. Medical Center. It continues north mainly via Dedham Street and Dartmouth Street to loop at Copley. Massachusetts Avenue is the name shared by prominent streets located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington, D.C., USA; and Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Each Massachusetts Avenue is commonly called Mass. ...


Streetcars last ran on the 10 City Point-Dudley via Andrew on December 4, 1953. This route went west from Andrew on Southampton Street and Northampton Street, turning south on Washington Street to Dudley. The 10 was merged with the 68 Boston City Hospital-Copley in May 1987, with the opening of the new Orange Line. Only minor changes have been made since then. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Washington Street is a street in Boston, Massachusetts and its extension southwest to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border. ... 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... This article is about the month of May. ... 1987 is a common 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. ...


11

The 11 City Point - Downtown Bayview Route runs south from City Point on P Street southbound and Farragut Road northbound, turning west on William J. Day Boulevard and Eighth Street. It goes east on Dorchester Street and west on West Seventh Street (with westbound buses using West Sixth Street to D Street, and then heads north to Broadway station. From there it runs to South Station and downtown, inbound service operating west then north via Chinatown, and outbound service returning east then south via the South Boston waterfront. South Station front entrance. ...


Streetcars last served the 11 on January 18, 1929, running between City Point and Broadway station.[1] As a streetcar line, the 11 originally left City Point on P Street, turning west on East Sixth Street, south on K Street and west on Eighth Street, from which it continued across Dorchester Street to turn north on E Street, west on Sixth Street, north on C Street and west on Fourth Street to Dorchester Avenue (with possibly a different route in the other direction). When the Broadway underground streetcar level opened in 1917, streetcars were rerouted into there. Andrew opened in 1918, truncating most lines that had run to Broadway, and only the 11 was left, resulting in the closure of the level in 1919 after only two years of use. From then on, 11 cars terminated on the surface, and by 1925 the separate tracks beyond Dorchester Street were gone due to clearance issues with new cars, with the 11 rerouted to turn east on Dorchester Street and west on Broadway. [2] January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dorchester Avenue (sometimes called Dot Ave) is a street in Boston, Massachusetts, running from downtown south via South Boston and Dorchester to the border with Milton, where it continues as Adams Street. ... 1917 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Various changes have been made since then, mostly relating to the extension downtown, which was made before 1964. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site)
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 Square - 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 - Attleboro/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Boat service - Charlie Card - Nomenclature
Predecessors Boston Elevated Railway - Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway - Middlesex and Boston Street Railway

This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA 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. ... 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. ... A Boston College-bound (B line) Type 8 (Breda) Green Line car at Boston University. ... 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. ... 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 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 Hutington 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. ... 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. ... 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, 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. ... 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 Urban Ring is an Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority project to develop a new public transportation route that would provide improved circumferential connections among the MBTAs many lines that project radially from Boston. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Charlie Card 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 in 2006. ... 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. ...

External links

  • MBTA - Route 5 City Point - McCormack Housing via Andrew Station
  • MBTA - Route 7 City Point - Otis & Summer Streets via Summer Street & South Station
  • MBTA - Route 9 City Point - Copley Square via Broadway Station
  • MBTA - Route 10 City Point - Copley Square via Andrew Station & B.U. Medical Area
  • MBTA - Route 11 City Point - Downtown Bayview Route

References


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world.nycsubway.org/United States/Boston, Massachusetts/MBTA Red Line (16096 words)
Although both portals have been rebuilt due to development at the south end and subway construction at the north end, most of the tunnels and platforms between are the original 1912 construction, The lower level serves southbound buses and is divided into loading and unloading zones as is the upper level.
The stairs from the south platform were always within the paid area, but those from the north platform originally ended at a high exit into the unpaid side of the lobby due to a lack of space.
The south headhouse was retained and a new concrete passageway was constructed along with a stairway to the second platform.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3552 words)
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is "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.
Boston's subway was the first in the United States, and is often called "America's First Subway" by the MBTA and others.
The outer routes to the north and south were bought from the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway in 1968, and the west suburban routes in 1972 from the Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (note: both of these companies had long since ceased running any streetcar service).
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