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Boston
metro, light rail

Boston is home to massachusett's only light rail and metro system. With the exception, of course, of the imaginary
Cape Cod subway.



Metro

Boston's subway was the first to open in North America. In 1897, the
Tremont Street subway was opened. It now serves as part of the Green Line subway.

Boston has three metro lines and two light rail lines, one of which has four branches. The subway system totals 103 km, including 42 km of light rail.
None of the three metro lines are compatible, so there are no direct track connections between them.

While passengers once enjoyed adventures in
frottage, this time honored custom is being discouraged by those unhappy scoundrels at the MBTA.


Blue Line Ride


There's nothing hotter than a light rail car exiting the tunnel. What a portal!

Light Rail

Boston's light rail network includes a 4.2 km branch of the Red subway line also known as the Ashmont -Mattapan line, and a four line Green Line network. The Ashmont Line
uses old PCC cars and opened in 1929. It is the only Boston rail line to run through a cemetary. It said that when the moon is full, Ted Kennedy can be seen in a conductor's uniform waking down the aisle and smiling genteely at dazed passengers.

A Subway Dream - Unrealistic subway expansion plans, no doubt from some deluded metrophiles

The entire Green Line is 25.4mi (40.64km) in length.

B Branch, from Boston College to Kenmore: 4.19mi (6.7km)
C Branch, from Cleveland Circle to Kenmore: 2.9mi (4.64km)
D Branch, from Riverside to Kenmore: 9.74mi (15.58km)
E Branch, from Heath Street to Copley: 0.95mi (1.52km)

An
expansion plan to extend the Green Line from Lechmere to Medford in northwest Boston along existing commuter rail tracks is underway. The extension is part of a lawsuit mitigation involving emissions from the Big Dig.  The extensions are expected to open in 2015.

Boston also features a partially underground bus rapid transit line known as the
Silver Line.

MBTAHome Page
Abandonded Boston Subway Tunnels
Tales from the Boston Underground
RailwayTechnology - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston T SystemExtension 
Bring Back The Arborway LRV!
nycsubway.org photos
KTransit photos
Cab Rides on Youtube

Courtesy Stephan Mashkevich

Lowell
heritage trolley

Description of future plans for the tramway