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  • No one is jealous of the Green Line. It takes 30 minutes to go a few blocks on the B or C lines. You can probably walk down Comm Ave. or Beacon Street more quickly.

    / at least this was true 15 years ago
  • They have a train just for Protestants?
  • Thanks, Subby, for this riveting news item. I really didn't want to wake up anyway.
  • Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?
  • oldfool: Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?


    Read the history of how they cleared immigrant populations out of the West Side, and, yep! Tried both, it turns out.
  • bostonguy: No one is jealous of the Green Line. It takes 30 minutes to go a few blocks on the B or C lines. You can probably walk down Comm Ave. or Beacon Street more quickly.

    / at least this was true 15 years ago


    I remember when I first moved into the city and found an apartment right at a stop near the end of the B line. I figured my commute was going to be a breeze after years of taking the commuter rail in from Framingham. Oh, to be young and stupid again.

    But they have consolidated some stops on the B line since then. I think they've combined the four stops between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner into two stops. It's a small drop in the bucket but it's something at least.
  • bostonguy: No one is jealous of the Green Line. It takes 30 minutes to go a few blocks on the B or C lines. You can probably walk down Comm Ave. or Beacon Street more quickly.

    / at least this was true 15 years ago


    There are races against the Green line. People win: "On schedule, the green line takes 24 minutes from Washington square to Copley. The distance on foot is about a 5k. If you run a quick 7:30 mile, there's a good chance you could beat the C line."

    /They removed two BU stops from the B line during the pandemic, so things are a little faster there.
  • Ragin' Asian: They have a train just for Protestants?


    I thought it was just for citrus fruits.
  • Aetre: oldfool: Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?

    Read the history of how they cleared immigrant populations out of the West Side, and, yep! Tried both, it turns out.


    Drew, I want a sad button for this.
  • oldfool: Aetre: oldfool: Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?

    Read the history of how they cleared immigrant populations out of the West Side, and, yep! Tried both, it turns out.

    Drew, I want a sad button for this.


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  • Fear the Clam: /They removed two BU stops from the B line during the pandemic, so things are a little faster there.


    Heh.

    I always loved to say, "Guess how many T stops Boston gives BU? Like 50. How many does BC get? ONE!"
  • bostonguy: I always loved to say, "Guess how many T stops Boston gives BU? Like 50. How many does BC get? ONE!"


    Yeah, but they named the line after BC.

    /Nothing like hearing prospective students and their parents debating at Park street about whether they're really supposed to board a Boston College train to get to Boston University.
  • As bad as the T can be, the greater Boston area would fall to pieces and suffer gridlock if there was no subway. I lived in Malden for years, and the days when the Orange Line shut down for service was abysmal. The Orange Line shuttle buses were slow, overcrowded, and just a poor substitute.

    Wanna talk about racism in Boston? Recently, I had read a few stories that the Red Line was supposed to have extended out past Alewife,  through Arlington and as far as Lexington. But those towns the RL should have gone through put up a fight to stop that plan, to basically stop undesirables from having easy access to their cities. Which is why there is either bus service, which doesn't reach everywhere and costs a little more than average, or commuter rail service, which is very pricey to use.
  • oldfool: Aetre: oldfool: Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?

    Read the history of how they cleared immigrant populations out of the West Side, and, yep! Tried both, it turns out.

    Drew, I want a sad button for this.


    If you ever get a chance, go here: https://thewestendmuseum.org/ it's small, but lovely.
  • tommyl66: bostonguy: No one is jealous of the Green Line. It takes 30 minutes to go a few blocks on the B or C lines. You can probably walk down Comm Ave. or Beacon Street more quickly.

    / at least this was true 15 years ago

    I remember when I first moved into the city and found an apartment right at a stop near the end of the B line. I figured my commute was going to be a breeze after years of taking the commuter rail in from Framingham. Oh, to be young and stupid again.


    A friend and I did a commute race from Park Street once, starting at the Green Line outbound platform.  She rode the green line out to her stop, which was the general area you had your apartment (I think she was the stop before the BC end stop).  I walked from Park to South, then got on my commuter train to Providence.

    I got home faster.

    When I was a student at BU, the phrase was always "Do I need to walk or do I have time to take the T?" regarding classes.

    /walking was always faster.  always.
  • skinink: As bad as the T can be, the greater Boston area would fall to pieces and suffer gridlock if there was no subway. I lived in Malden for years, and the days when the Orange Line shut down for service was abysmal. The Orange Line shuttle buses were slow, overcrowded, and just a poor substitute.

    Wanna talk about racism in Boston? Recently, I had read a few stories that the Red Line was supposed to have extended out past Alewife,  through Arlington and as far as Lexington. But those towns the RL should have gone through put up a fight to stop that plan, to basically stop undesirables from having easy access to their cities. Which is why there is either bus service, which doesn't reach everywhere and costs a little more than average, or commuter rail service, which is very pricey to use.


    ...and the commuter rail service also doesn't go to Lexington.  Not sure about Arlington, though.  All the research and industry that's grown up around the old Hanscom AFB area sucks to commute to as a result.
  • Aetre: oldfool: Yo Boston, I hear you can't make the trains run on time. Have you tried racism and fascism?

    Read the history of how they cleared immigrant populations out of the West Side, and, yep! Tried both, it turns out.


    Plus, those green -blooded half-breeds.
  • bostonguy: No one is jealous of the Green Line. It takes 30 minutes to go a few blocks on the B or C lines. You can probably walk down Comm Ave. or Beacon Street more quickly.


    Pick a lane, Boston.  Are you using letters or colors?

    I suppose this is less weird than when Trimet used route designators like 🟠 🦌57 for the Portland-Forest Grove local or  🟣 🌧12 and 🟠 🦌12 for the King City-Portland Airport line...

    That said out of all possible route designators, color has to be the worst.  If I ran a system like Portland or Boston's, I'd use letters for trains and numbers for buses and leave the ablist color shiat out of it.
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