Boston has the oldest subway system in North America, with the first underground streetcar traffic dating back to 1897. Today the whole subway network is owned and operated by the MBTA.
The basic one-way fare is $1.70 (or $2.00 if paid cash). Monthly commuter passes and day and week visitor’s passes are available. There are four subway lines in the metropolitan Boston area: the Red Line, Green Line, Orange Line, and Blue Line. The colors of each line have a meaning: the Blue Line runs under Boston Harbor; the Red Line used to terminate at Harvard University (whose school color is crimson); the Orange Line used to run along Washington Street, which was once called Orange Street; and The Green Line runs along parts of the Emerald Necklace into the leafy suburbs of Brookline and Newton.
Like the New York City subway, Boston’s subway system does keep to an exact fixed schedule (unlike the Tokyo subway) and it has no mechanism in place to inform customers of current train locations or estimated times until arrivals (unlike the Washington Metro). (source)
The MBTA Commuter Rail system, sometimes known as the Purple Line, brings people from as far away as Worcester and Providence, Rhode Island into Boston. There are approximately 125,000 one-way trips on the commuter rail each day, making it the fifth-busiest commuter rail system in the country, after only New York and Chicago systems. (source)
Location : Boston MBTA, Massachusetts, New-England, United States.
Photo : (c) Francois Soulignac – (c) MBTA 2012
Camera : Canon EOS 350D Digital