"A weird metro system..." T - subway Tip by Laura_Mexico

T - subway, Boston: 116 reviews and 101 photos

  Boston subway system (the "T") map
by Laura_Mexico

Better known as the "T", this is the weirdest metro system I've ever known... I though Washington DC's subway system was strange, but this one is worse. First off, there aren't many lines, which is OK as the town is small anyway. Some of these lines are quite old though and it looks like they haven't been refurbished in many years. However, the subway in general is clean and safe, it has facilities for handicapped people in some stations (such as elevators -- which I confess to have used when carrying my heavy luggage back and forth from the airport), although the space in some of the stations isn't too big.

Now here's how it works: you buy a token - not a ticket - for USD 1.25 and this can take you anywhere around the city but only within a certain radius from downtown... if you go farther than those established limits - which were not very clear to me - you have to pay twice as much or even more (e.g. the Newton area, towards the south western part of Boston) whether you're going inbound or outbound: these are the terms to describe whether you're going from the outskirts towards downtown or viceversa. There are reduced fares and also monthly/weekly passes: please visit the MBTA website for further information.

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Phone: (617) 222-3200
Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.mbta.com

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2006
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