South Station opened on January 1, 1899. It underwent a complete renovation in 1985. An intercity bus terminal was added around 2001, replacing one on top of the Central Artery tunnel between Summer Street and Congress Street.
Note: Several MBTA commuter rail lines plus Amtrak's Downeaster service to Maine originate from North Station, about 1-1/4 miles around the Boston penninsula from South Station. No direct link exists between the two stations although MBTA subway connections exist; see MBTA Commuter Rail and North-South Rail Link .
Boston South Postal Annex, with a post office that is almost never closed (there is a passage way to it at the foot of Track 13).
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