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Recent Posts from Miles on the MBTA

MART: Littleton – Westford Commuter Rail Shuttle

MART: Littleton – Westford Commuter Rail Shuttle

The route that's furthest back in my backlog is one that I wanted to save to be the last MART route I review. I was all set to write it up, and then...they added this. So before I can talk about that route, I have to talk about the Littleton - Westford Commuter Rail...

The Unofficial MBTA Bathroom Map!

The Unofficial MBTA Bathroom Map!

I was with my friend on the Red Line leaving Ashmont. "I have to use the bathroom," they said. And I...had no idea where any bathrooms were. I knew there was one at South Station, but were there any before that? "If only someone had made a map showing all of the...

Guide to the RTAs’ Fall 2019 Service Changes

Guide to the RTAs’ Fall 2019 Service Changes

Time to tackle the Massachusetts RTAs! Not every system is incorporating changes, and not all of those changes are groundbreaking, but there's some cool stuff in here. If you're short on time, head down to RIPTA, which is doing the coolest thing. BATNothing. BRTAThey...

Wollaston

Wollaston

There have been too many openings this week! First the new Orange Line cars, and now, after a year and a half of Yankee shuttles, Wollaston has finally reopened. If you don't feel like reading the whole post, I'll just say that it's a great station and a huge...

New MBTA Orange Line Cars!

New MBTA Orange Line Cars!

They're here. They're in service. Yes, they're delayed by who knows how many months, but that's not what we're here to talk about! I took the inaugural ride on these new trains, taking photos and many pedantic notes, and now it's time to present my findings. How do...

Seaport/North Station Ferry

Seaport/North Station Ferry

Um, what? Has anyone else heard of this? I only discovered it by reading a recent CTPS report that gave it a passing reference on page 28. It said that the "Massachusetts Convention Center Authority" contracted Bay State Cruises to lease a few boats from New York and...

Riding the Entire Lexpress in a Morning

Riding the Entire Lexpress in a Morning

Well, we've done Burlington, now it's time to do Lexington. Lexpress is a system that I felt a little more familiar with going in, not only because I had been on it once before, but also because the system is just a heck of a lot more intuitive than B-Line. First of...

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

I've gotten a few social media comments on my critical look at Canton Center telling me that Canton Junction is the worse of the two. I guess the answer to which one is worse comes down to one question: do you prefer a tiny little nothing station, or do you prefer a...

Canton Center

Canton Center

The Stoughton Line has terrible stations, apparently. Stoughton was awful, and Canton Center isn't much better. Yeah...this is kind of it. A small platform with almost nothing but a single shelter and a few benches underneath. A parking lot with 215 spaces, as well as...

Stoughton

Stoughton

The poor Stoughton Line has been having a rough couple of weeks. No one has given it much thought in the wake of the crippling Red Line derailment, but it seems like there are delayed trains on the weekday-only line on a daily basis. Riders have even started a...

Sharon

Sharon

I always get amazed at how busy these Providence Line stations get. As a small town sandwiched by much bigger ones that also get Commuter Rail service, it feels like Sharon has no right to get the amount of ridership that it does. And yet here we are: the power of the...

GATRA: Foxborough MBTA Commuter Service

GATRA: Foxborough MBTA Commuter Service

Okay, this one's a bit weird. Basically, the town of Foxborough has this free commuter lot for residents. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, though, so they needed a bus company to provide a shuttle from there to Mansfield Station. Hi, GATRA! Look at the paper! It...