"The T" T - subway Tip by zioshech

T - subway, Boston: 116 reviews and 101 photos


If you're visiting Boston for a weekend and would like to avoid a major headache, park your car somewhere away from downtown and take the T into the city. Good places to do that are Riverside station. It's right near the interchange between Route 128 and the Mass Pike. Also Alewife station on the Red Line, if you're coming in from the North or by Route 2. But if you're planning to live in Boston, don't expect a fast commute anywhere unless you're riding a bike. The T is actually terribly overcrowded, slow and unreliable. I cannot recount the number of times that I was riding a bus or a train and it broke down or failed to show up according to schedule. It happens way too often. So if you're in Boston for business, or need to get somewhere on time, just take a cab and hope the cabbie knows where he's going or ride a bike like I do. They have a lot of bike courriers in Boston because of all the traffic problems.
I also believe the MBTA is the only public transportation system in the world that has an entire website dedicated to how much it sucks. Check out the link to the bad transit website below:

Phone: (617) 222-3200
Type: Bicycle
Website: http://mbta.com/

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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