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Encyclopedia > Orange Line (MBTA)
MBTA Orange Line
Inbound train at North Station
Info
Type Rapid transit
Locale Boston, Massachusetts
Terminals Oak Grove
Forest Hills
No. of stations 19
Operation
Opened 1901
Owner MBTA
Operator(s) MBTA
Rolling stock #12 Main Line cars
Technical
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)
Line map
Orange Line
Oak Grove
Malden Center
Wellington
Sullivan Square
Community College
North Station
Haymarket
State
Downtown Crossing
Chinatown
NE Medical Center
Back Bay
Mass Ave
Ruggles
Roxbury Crossing
Jackson Square
Stony Brook
Green Street
Forest Hills

Old Main Line Elevated stations
Everett - Sullivan Square
Thompson Square
City Square - North Station
Tunnel (Haymarket to Chinatown)
Dover - Northampton - Dudley
Egleston - Green - Forest Hills
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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. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... 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 or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... 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. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Malden Center Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located on Pleasant Street in the center part of the U.S. city of Malden, Massachusetts. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Parking 1,316 spaces Bicycle facilities 16 spaces Other information Opened September 6, 1975 Accessible Owned by MBTA Services Wellington Station is a MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in Medford, Massachusetts, USA on the Revere Beach Parkway (a. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Old elevated configuration, elevated in red and upper level streetcar loop in blue Sullivan Square is a station on the MBTA rapid transit Orange Line, and a major bus transfer point, at Sullivan Square, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was also a major transfer point on the old Charlestown Elevated... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Community College Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts (a neighborhood of Boston) near the intersection of Rutherford Avenue and Austin Street. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Haymarket Station is a MBTA station on the Green and Orange lines, located at the corner of Congress and New Sudbury St. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... State (often State Street) station of the MBTA is the transfer point between the Orange Line and the Blue Line. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... 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. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Chinatown is an MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets, roughly at the northwestern corner of Boston, Massachusetts Chinatown neighborhood. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The New England Medical Center station is a location along Bostons Orange Line subway and Silver Line bus rapid transit lines. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Other information Opened May 4, 1987 Accessible Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Services Massachusetts Avenue is a MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at 380 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Ruggles Station is a MBTA subway station on the Orange Line; it is also a MBTA commuter rail station serving the Attleboro/Stoughton, Franklin, and Needham Lines. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Roxbury Crossing is an MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at 1400 Tremont Street in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Platforms 1 island platform Parking N/A Bicycle facilities 8 spaces Other information Opened May 4, 1987 Accessible Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Services Jackson Square is a station on the Orange Line of the MBTA subway. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Platforms 1 island platform Parking N/A Bicycle facilities 12 spaces Other information Opened May 4, 1987 Accessible Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Services Stony Brook is a station on the Orange Line of the MBTA subway. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... 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. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... Old elevated configuration, elevated in red and upper level streetcar loop in blue Sullivan Square is a station on the MBTA rapid transit Orange Line, and a major bus transfer point, at Sullivan Square, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was also a major transfer point on the old Charlestown Elevated... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Washington Street Tunnel is a subway tunnel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... 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... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... 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. ...

Outbound Train at North Station
Outbound Train at North Station
The old Main Line Elevated and related lines
The old Main Line Elevated and related lines

The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. It meets the Red Line at Downtown Crossing, the Blue Line at State, and the Green Line at Haymarket and North Station. It connects with Amtrak and Commuter Rail service at Back Bay and North Station, and just the commuter rail at Ruggles station in Roxbury. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 933 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 933 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1211 × 1624 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Line Elevated in Boston, on a 1946 public domain USGS topo from [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1211 × 1624 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Line Elevated in Boston, on a 1946 public domain USGS topo from [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... 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. ... Jamaica Plain, commonly known as JP, is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... 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. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... 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. ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... State (often State Street) station of the MBTA is the transfer point between the Orange Line and the Blue Line. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Haymarket Station is a MBTA station on the Green and Orange lines, located at the corner of Congress and New Sudbury St. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ...

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History

The current name is derived from Orange Street, an old name for the section of Washington Street immediately south of downtown under which the Washington Street Tunnel, forming the center of the line, still runs.[1] (Cars throughout the Boston rapid transit network were formerly painted orange or with orange stripes by MBTA predecessors, and restored streetcars on the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line wear their historical orange livery, but this is largely coincidental.) The Washington Street Tunnel is a subway tunnel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... 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 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. ...


The Main Line of the electric Boston Elevated Railway opened in segments in 1901. It proceed from Everett along the Charlestown Elevated to the Canal Street Incline near North Station. It was carried underground by the Tremont Street Subway (now the Green Line) returning above ground at the Pleasant Street Incline (now closed, located just outbound of Boylston Station). A temporary link connected it to the Washington Street Elevated, which in 1901 ran from this point via Washington Street to Dudley Square (which is most of what is now Phase 1 of the Silver Line). By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... The Charlestown Elevated was a former link of Bostons Orange Line rapid transit line that ran from a portal at North Station, near the old Boston Garden, to the city of Everett, Massachusetts. ... Looking north up the incline in 1929. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Tremont Street subway in Boston is the oldest subway in North America. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... 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). ... For the Orange Line station formerly called Boylston, see Chinatown. ... 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. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 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. ...


Also in 1901, the Atlantic Avenue Elevated opened, branching at Causeway Street to provide an alternate route through downtown Boston (along the shoreline, where in 2007 there is no rail transit) to the Washington Street Elevated. 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...


In 1908, the Washington Street Tunnel opened, allowing Main Line service to travel via new portals at the Canal Street Incline, under downtown, and back up again to meet the Washington Street Elevated and Atlantic Avenue Elevated near Chinatown. Use of the Tremont Street Subway was returned to streetcars exclusively. The Washington Street Tunnel is a subway tunnel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Looking north up the incline in 1929. ... The Beach Street gate into Bostons Chinatown. ... 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. ...


By 1909, the Washington Street Elevated had been extended to Forest Hills. Trains from Washington Street were routed through the new subway, either all the way to Everett, or back around in a loop via both the subway and the Atlantic Avenue Elevated. 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. ...


At some point, the southern connection between South Station and Washington Street was closed, breaking the loop. By 1938, the entire Atlantic Avenue Elevated had been closed, leaving only the subway routing through downtown - the core of what is now the Orange Line.


Ownership of the railway was transferred from the private Boston Elevated Railway to the public Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in 1947, reconstituted as the modern Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in 1964. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ...


The Boston Transportation Planning Review looked at the line in the 1970s, considering extensions to the beltway Route 128 with termini at Reading in the north and Dedham in the south. The first actual realignment was in 1975, when the Charlestown Elevated was demolished. The Haymarket North Extension rerouted the Orange Line through an underwater crossing of the Charles River, with a terminus in Malden, Massachusetts instead of Everett. The Big Digs Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge over the Charles River. ... For the American political term, see Inside the Beltway and Beltway bandits. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Reading is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Administrator Bill Keegan  - Board of    Selectmen Marie-Loise Kehoe Mike Butler James MacDonald Carmen DelloIocono Dennis Teehan Area  - Town  10. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ...


Construction of Interstate 95 into downtown Boston was cancelled in 1972 after local protest over the necessary demolition. However, land for the Southwest Corridor through Roxbury had already been cleared of buildings. Instead of a highway, the Orange Line subway would be re-routed into the corridor. Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... The Southwest corridor or Southwest Expressway was a project designed to bring a four-lane highway into the City of Boston from a direction southwesterly of downtown. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and became a city in 1848 until it was annexed to Boston in 1868. ...


Replacement of elevated sections

Charlestown and Everett service

Service on the Charlestown Elevated to the Charlestown neighborhood north of downtown Boston and the suburb Everett was teminated in 1975. Service in Charlestown was replaced with service along Boston and Albany tracks under Interstate 93, ultimately to Wellington and Oak Grove. The service to Everett was not replaced. The Charlestown Elevated was a former link of Bostons Orange Line rapid transit line that ran from a portal at North Station, near the old Boston Garden, to the city of Everett, Massachusetts. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting marks BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 93 Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Parking 1,316 spaces Bicycle facilities 16 spaces Other information Opened September 6, 1975 Accessible Owned by MBTA Services Wellington Station is a MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in Medford, Massachusetts, USA on the Revere Beach Parkway (a. ... 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. ...


Washington Street service

In April 1987, the Washington Street Elevated south of the Essex (Chinatown) station was closed. Coming out of the southern end of the Washington Street Tunnel, instead of rising into elevated tracks, it instead veered west at the Massachusetts Turnpike and followed the Pike and the old Boston and Albany Railroad right-of-way to the existing MBTA Commuter Rail stop at Back Bay. It then continued along new tracks, partially covered and partially open but depressed, to Forest Hills. This right-of-way is also shared by Amtrak as part of the national Northeast Corridor. 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. ... Chinatown is an MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets, roughly at the northwestern corner of Boston, Massachusetts Chinatown neighborhood. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... 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. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ...


While ending up more or less in the same place, the new routing bypassed Washington Street significantly to the west; local residents were promised replacement service. This would not come until 2002, when Phase 1 of the Silver Line bus rapid transit was added to connect Washington Street to the downtown subways. This was controversial, as many residents had been hoping for the return of rail transportation. Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 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. ... Busways redirects here. ...


St. Elsewhere TV series

The old Orange Line El was the train seen in the opening sequence of the television program St. Elsewhere. During the last season, however, the Washington Street El no longer existed, and its showing was thus anachronistic. St. ...


Renovations during the Big Dig

Haymarket and North Station received major renovations during the Big Dig in the 1990s and 2000s, as the Causeway Street elevated portion of the Green Line was buried, its physical connection to the Orange Line was improved to make transfers easier, the Canal Street Incline was finally closed, and the Green Line was re-rerouted through a new portal closer to the river, near the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Metropolitan Highway System Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), a megaproject which rerouted the Central Artery (Interstate 93), the chief controlled-access highway through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, into a 3. ... Haymarket Station is a MBTA station on the Green and Orange lines, located at the corner of Congress and New Sudbury St. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... Metropolitan Highway System Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), a megaproject which rerouted the Central Artery (Interstate 93), the chief controlled-access highway through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, into a 3. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that carries eight lanes of the Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1 concurrency, plus a two lane access ramp, across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Station listing

Station Time to Downtown Crossing (min)[2] Opened Transfers and notes
Oak Grove 15 March 20, 1977
Malden Center 13 December 27, 1975 Commuter Rail, Haverhill/Reading Line
Wellington 10 September 6, 1975
Sullivan Square 7 April 7, 1975 originally on the Charlestown Elevated closed April 4, 1975
Community College 5 April 7, 1975 serves Bunker Hill Community College
North Station 3 April 7, 1975 Green Line and Commuter Rail north side lines
Haymarket 2 November 30, 1908 Green Line
originally Friend-Union until January 25, 1967
State 1 November 30, 1908 Blue Line
originally Milk-State until January 24, 1967
Downtown Crossing 0 November 30, 1908 Red Line, Green Line and Silver Line
originally Winter-Summer until January 22, 1967, then Washington until May 3, 1987
Chinatown 2 November 30, 1908 Silver Line
originally Boylston-Essex until February 10, 1967, then Essex until May 3, 1987
New England Medical Center 3 May 4, 1987 Silver Line
Back Bay 6 May 4, 1987 Amtrak station
Commuter Rail, Providence/Stoughton Line, Framingham/Worcester Line, Franklin Line and Needham Line
also called Back Bay/South End
Massachusetts Avenue 8 May 4, 1987
Ruggles 9 May 4, 1987 Commuter Rail, Providence/Stoughton Line, Franklin Line and Needham Line
Roxbury Crossing 10 May 4, 1987
Jackson Square 12 May 4, 1987
Stony Brook 14 May 4, 1987
Green Street 16 May 4, 1987 originally on the Washington Street Elevated closed April 30, 1987
Forest Hills 18 May 4, 1987 Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton Line, Franklin Line and Needham Line
originally on the Washington Street Elevated closed April 30, 1987

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Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The New England Medical Center station is a location along Bostons Orange Line subway and Silver Line bus rapid transit lines. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 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. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Providence/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 between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. ... 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Platforms 1 island platform Parking N/A Bicycle facilities 8 spaces Other information Opened May 4, 1987 Accessible Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Services Jackson Square is a station on the Orange Line of the MBTA subway. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Platforms 1 island platform Parking N/A Bicycle facilities 12 spaces Other information Opened May 4, 1987 Accessible Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Services Stony Brook is a station on the Orange Line of the MBTA subway. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... 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Equipment

The Orange Line is standard gauge heavy rail. The current fleet is the 01200 series, built 1980-1981 by Hawker Siddeley Canada Car and Foundry (now Bombardier Transportation) of Fort William, Ontario, Canada. They are 65 feet (20 meters) long and 111 inches (2.8 meters) wide, with three pairs of doors on each side. They are based on the PA3 model used by PATH in New Jersey. There are 120 cars, numbered 01200-01319. These units are expected to remain in service until 2015.[1] All in-service orange line trains run in six-car configurations. 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 term heavy rail is often used for regular railways, to distinguish from systems such as trams/light rail and metro. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Hawker-Ciggerley was a group of UK aircraft manufacturing companies formed as a result of the merger of Hawker Aircraft with Armstrong Siddeley. ... Bombardier Inc. ... Fort William was a city in Northern Ontario, located on the Kaministiquia River, at its entrance to Lake Superior. ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Accessibility

All stations on the Orange Line are handicapped accessible, though State is not fully accessible on the Blue Line. The disability rights movement aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. ... State (often State Street) station of the MBTA is the transfer point between the Orange Line and the Blue Line. ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ...

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Red Line AlewifeAshmont / Braintree ––– Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: AshmontMattapan
Green Line LechmereBoston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Arborway (Heath Street) ("E") ––– Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak GroveForest Hills ––– Charlestown ElevatedAtlantic Avenue ElevatedWashington Street Elevated
Blue Line WonderlandBowdoin
Silver Line Dudley SquareDowntown Crossing; South Station – various points
Buses List - Crosstown Buses - Former Streetcars - Trackless Trolleys - Key Routes - East Boston Area - South Boston
Commuter Rail GreenbushOld Colony Lines (MBTA) FairmountProvidence/Stoughton LineFranklinNeedhamFramingham/WorcesterFitchburgLowellHaverhill/ReadingNewburyport/Rockport - North-South Rail Link
Miscellaneous AccessibilityBoat serviceCharlieCardNomenclature - List of subway stations
Predecessors Boston Elevated RailwayEastern Massachusetts Street RailwayMiddlesex and Boston Street Railway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... 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, located at Ivory and Union Streets in Braintree, Massachusetts , is the southernmost station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys Red Line. ... 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 the southern terminal of the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 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... The Reservoir station on the D branch of the Green Line. ... 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 Square in Watertown, Massachusetts is the termination point of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys route 71 trackless trolley and several bus routes, including (as of 2005) the 52, 57, 59, 502 and 504. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Charlestown Elevated was a former link of Bostons Orange Line rapid transit line that ran from a portal at North Station, near the old Boston Garden, to the city of Everett, Massachusetts. ... 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. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 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 operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... 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... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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 MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Greenbush Line is a planned branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. ... The Old Colony Lines are branches of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, connecting downtown Boston, Massachusetts with the South Shore and cranberry-farming country to the south and southeast. ... 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 Providence/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 between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. ... 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, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ... The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. ... The Lowell Line is a railroad line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from Boston to Lowell, Massachusetts. ... 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. ... The North-South Rail Link is a plan for a passenger railroad tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to connect South Station to North Station. ... 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 more permanent CharlieCard, which was distributed by Customer Service Agents starting December 4, 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. ... This is a list of stations on the MBTA subway in Boston. ... 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. ... The term heavy rail is often used for regular railways, to distinguish from systems such as trams/light rail and metro. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... The Staten Island Railway (aka SIR, and formerly known as SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. It is considered a standard railroad line, but is currently disconnected from the national railway system and operates with modified R44 New York... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... SEPTA redirects here. ... Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... The Broad Street Line (BSL) (also known as the Broad Street Subway (BSS) or Orange Line) is a rapid transit line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority that runs from Fern Rock Transportation Center in northern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia, adjacent to several stadiums. ... Port Authority Transit Corporation operates the PATCO Speedline between Philadelphia, PA and Camden County, NJ in the United States. ... The Metro Subway[1] is a single-line rapid transit system serving the greater Baltimore, Maryland, United States area and operated by the Maryland Transit Administration. ... The Jackson Graham Building, where Metro headquarters is located. ... Washington Metro redirects here. ... MARTA rail car at North Avenue station The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, more commonly called MARTA, is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the ninth largest in the United States. ... Northbound train at Government Center changeover station, circa 1999. ... San Juans Tren Urbano – Phase I Service Route and Stations. ... RTA Rapid Transit (generally known as The Rapid) is a rapid transit and light rail system in Cleveland, Ohio, owned by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (known as RTA). The system is made of three lines - the Red Line (heavy rail) and Blue and Green Lines (light rail). ... The Red Line (Route 66X) is a rapid transit line of the RTA Rapid Transit in Cleveland, Ohio, running from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport northeast to Tower City in downtown Cleveland, then east and northeast to Windermere. ... The L[1], variously, if perhaps incorrectly, styled L, El, EL, or L, is the rapid transit system that serves Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... The Los Angeles County Metro Rail is the mass transit rail system of Los Angeles County. ... Diagram of the Metro Purple Line. ... Diagram of the Metro Red Line. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Orange Street on Map of Boston 1775
  2. ^ From Association for Public Transportation, Car-Free in Boston, A Guide for Locals and Visitors, 10th ed. (2003), p.117, and MBTA website, roughly interpolated by distance between stations.

The Association for Public Transportation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to encourage development of effective, accessible, and affordable public transport solutions in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout the northeastern region of the United States. ...

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