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