History of each line

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History of each line

Postby pwormald » Mon May 03, 2004 5:15 am

I'm writing an article about MBTA for a UK Rail magazine. Can anyone give me any opening / closure / re-opening dates please.

Any other interesting facts, or place where I can find some on Internet.

Also, what is the distance Porter Square - Boston North?

Many thanks
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Postby jwhite07 » Mon May 03, 2004 5:36 am

Porter Square to North Station is 3.4 miles.

The most significant opening date in Boston transit history is probably September 1, 1897 - the opening date of the Tremont Street Subway. Thankfully there is yet to be a "closing" date for most of that facility!

Best Boston transit website around is probably Scott Moore's New England Transportation Site at http://members.aol.com/netransit/index.html. Lots of opening and closing dates in the Articles and Essays section.
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Postby vanshnookenraggen » Mon May 03, 2004 11:06 am

This is a great site and has alot of dates on it:

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/bost/boston.htm
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Postby jack615 » Mon May 03, 2004 5:00 pm

Yes the link that Jwhite has given the NEtransit site is the best one, but go to the essays and articles and click on the changes to service in the MBTA district pdf file. Once its opened up go to page 229 where you can find a detailed history of all the subway lines by date, this continues til 266. Hope this is a help to you.

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