ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP
||Tremont Street subway
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Operator: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
LIGHT RAIL (STREETCAR + IN-TUNNEL) ROUTES
||Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Park St. Station - Boylston St. subway - Commonwealth Av. - Boston College
||North Station - Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Beacon St. - Cleveland Circle
||[Off-peak: North Station -] Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Brookline - Reservoir -
Newton Highlands - Riverside
||Lechmere - North Station - Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Huntington Av. - Heath St.
|Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line
||Ashmont - Mattapan
||Bowdoin - Airport Stn. (Logan Int. Airport) - Wonderland
||Oak Grove - Malden Center - Sullivan Sq. - North Station - Stony Brook - Forest Hills
||Alewife - Harvard Station - Kendall - Park St. Station - South Stn. - Columbia ( - Ashmont) / ( - Quincy Center - Braintree)
The abbreviations BL, OL and RL are for convenience only. Local usage is strictly Blue Line, Orange Line and Red Line, respectively.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar/LRT lines: 41 km.
- Subway lines: 61 km.
- Streetcars: (horse-powered) 26 March 1856 - ca. 1900; (electric) 1 Jan. 1889 - today.
- Subway: 1 Sept. 1897 - today.
- Streetcars: 1435 mm.
- Subway): 1435 mm.
The Seashore Trolley Museum, in Kennebunkport (Maine), just NE of Boston, owns and operates historic Boston-area streetcars and subway
vehicles, as well as many other vintage public transportation vehicles from around the world.
- Buckley, R. "No tea party in Boston" Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2012 (75: 900), p.459-461.
- Demery, L.W. "US transit funding - Part 6: Elsewhere in the USA (East Coast) [Boston]" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, July 1990 (53: 631), p. 219-222.
- Kyper, F. "Tramways in Boston today - Part 1" Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, Jan. 1968 (31: 361), p.11-16.
- Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). System Route Map. 1956.
- Pence, H. "Blizzard buries Boston" Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2015 (78: 930), p.226-230.
- Simons, V. "Systems Factfile No.99: Boston, USA", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2015 (78: 936), p.488-492.
- Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit [Tramway Handbooks No.4] Hassocks (West Sussex, England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1981.
Also, thanks to Jean Liou in France for information obtained through personal communication.