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Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby marybeth12345 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:28 pm

Hi,

I'm brand new here......I live in Haverhill, No car, need to find a job.
I keep running into jobs that have no train or bus stop according to MBTA Customer Service.
I often find out much later that there IS a way to get there with no car....

Where do I start...

Thank you.
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:56 pm

Welcome, marybeth12345! I've moved your post from the General Passenger Rail forum to the MBTA forum, since it will be seen by many more people from the Boston area. Good luck!
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby djimpact1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:37 pm

marybeth12345 wrote:I keep running into jobs that have no train or bus stop according to MBTA Customer Service.
I often find out much later that there IS a way to get there with no car....

Where do I start...


Two links that might prove somewhat helpful...

For subway/commuter rail service/Silver Line: http://erikdemaine.org/maps/mbta/
You can put in a specific address, and check-off a subway line or commuter rail service you're willing to take, to see if any runs near the address you entered. (Personally, I would just check all services to start, then enter addresses as needed)

For bus service: http://web.mit.edu/boojum/www/Map/
You can click on as few or as many bus routes as you want, and the map will display where the route runs along.

There are likely more specific resources out there, but these should give you a start. Good luck!
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby CSX Conductor » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:25 pm

I also live in Haverhill area now. Here's a suggestion, when trying to find how to get to a place, don't put Haverhill in MBTA's trip planner......especially if it is in Boston, start with North Station.

I played with the trip planner earlier today putting in a few spots and it told me either a long, roundabout way, or that there was no service available.......which is not true.

Best of luck.
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby dieciduej » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:47 am

CSX Conductor is correct, by living in Haverhill your are locked into taking a car and driving in or the commuter rail to North Station. Then from North Station you are off and running for most if not all of the Boston area. So the best bet is to look at North Station as your starting point. The biggest problems will be timing since the trips out of Haverhill are 05:05, 05:38, 06:10, 06:46 and 07:30, to start with so you will be early or late. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby boblothrope » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:09 pm

djimpact1 wrote:
marybeth12345 wrote:I keep running into jobs that have no train or bus stop according to MBTA Customer Service.
I often find out much later that there IS a way to get there with no car....

For subway/commuter rail service/Silver Line: http://erikdemaine.org/maps/mbta/
For bus service: http://web.mit.edu/boojum/www/Map/


That's the MBTA bus system.

For the Haverhill bus system, see http://www.mvrta.com/Our-Services/Fixed ... dules.aspx .

Unfortunately their Google Map link is broken, so you'll have to browse the individual schedules. Washington Square Transit Station means downtown Haverhill, and Buckley Transportation Center means Lawrence.
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby jbvb » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:08 pm

Two more points: All Commuter Rail trains from Haverhill go to North Station. Most get there via Reading and Malden, but a few, notably the 0646 and 0730, go via Wilmington and Winchester. I see people commuting between Haverhill and Wakefield, Malden etc.

Second, Amtrak's Downeaster also runs through Haverhill. Fares are higher than Commuter Rail, but it may allow you to get a job in Exeter or Durham NH, provided you don't have to be there until mid-morning.
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby diburning » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:40 am

djimpact1 wrote:For bus service: http://web.mit.edu/boojum/www/Map/
You can click on as few or as many bus routes as you want, and the map will display where the route runs along.

There are likely more specific resources out there, but these should give you a start. Good luck!


Yikes! That site is TERRIBLY inaccurate! I can't even find the contact info for the person who made it to send corrections!
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:28 am

Given the URL, I'd guess boojum@mit.edu . What are the errors?
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Re: Trying to Get Bus and Train Route info From Haverhill

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:37 am

diburning wrote:
djimpact1 wrote:For bus service: http://web.mit.edu/boojum/www/Map/
You can click on as few or as many bus routes as you want, and the map will display where the route runs along.

There are likely more specific resources out there, but these should give you a start. Good luck!


Yikes! That site is TERRIBLY inaccurate! I can't even find the contact info for the person who made it to send corrections!


I think it's based on old data. It shows the 136 and 137 going down Pleasant St in Malden. They used to, but that was changed 5-10 years ago.
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