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Everything you need to know about Newton public transportation

tech <p>With March marking the newest two-year closure of Boston's Government Center T station and the four weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike, transportation in the Boston area seems to be constantly changing. But here's what you need to know about Newton transportation in your area.</p> <p><strong>General Information</strong></p> <p>Newton, Massachusetts, City of the Thirteen Villages, is linked together by three modes of mass transit run by the MBTA: light rail, commuter rail, and bus service.</p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/?route=GREEN"><img class="size-full wp-image-764 aligncenter" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/D-branch-stops1.jpg" alt="D branch stops" width="300" height="100" /></a></p> <p>The Green line "D" branch (also known as the Riverside branch) is a light rail line running through the center of the city that makes frequent stops to downtown Boston, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes away. Click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/?route=GREEN#Riverside%20(D)"> here</a> for a detailed look at the D line.</p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/?route=GREEN"><img class="size-full wp-image-763 aligncenter" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/B-branch-stops1.jpg" alt="B branch stops" width="300" height="100" /></a></p> <p>The Green line "B" branch (also known as the Boston College branch) ends across from Boston College on Commonwealth Avenue, virtually across the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and the suburban village referred to as Chestnut Hill in Newton. Click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/?route=GREEN#Riverside%20(D)"> here</a> for a detailed look at the B line.</p> <p>The MBTA Worcester commuter rail services the northern villages of Newton. It runs from every half-an-hour during peak times to every couple of hours otherwise. This option of public transportation offers less frequent service to Boston. Click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=WORCSTER"> here</a> for a detailed look at the commuter rail.</p> <p>There are several bus services throughout Newton. Some express buses go to downtown Boston via the Mass Pike and others go all the way to Waltham. To find a bus near you click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/">here</a>. Click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/">here</a> for a more details about bus services.</p> <p><strong>Local Fares</strong></p> <p>Subway Fares- travel anywhere on the Blue, Orange, Green, Red and part of the Silver line for the same price.</p> <ul> <li>$2.00 with CharlieCard</li> <li>$2.50 with a CharlieTicket or Cash-on-board</li> <li>$70 LinkPass- unlimited travel on Subway plus local bus</li> <li>For complete subway fare information, click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/subway/">here</a></li> </ul> <p>Bus Fares</p> <ul> <li>$1.50 with a CharlieCard</li> <li>$2.00 with a CharlieTicket or Cash-on-board</li> <li>$48 Monthly bus pass</li> <li>$70 LinkPass-unlimited travel on Local Bus and Subway</li> <li>For complete bus fare information, click <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/bus/">here</a></li> </ul> <p>Commuter Rail Fares- depends on the distance traveled (zones)</p> <ul> <li>$2-$11 Zones 1A-10</li> <li>$70-$345 Monthly pass- unlimited travel to and from your zone plus travel on all bus, subway, and Inner Harbor Ferry</li> <li>50% off Seniors and persons with disabilities</li> <li>For complete Commuter Rail fare information, <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/rail/">click here</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Amtrak and Airports</strong></p> <p>Newton is in close proximity to 5 Amtrak stations and 1 airport, all within 30 miles.</p> <p>1. <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=10124"> Back Bay Station</a></p> <ul> <li>145 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02110</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BBY"> Amtrak Station</a> Information <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=back+bay+station&fb=1&gl=us&hq=back+bay+station&ei=We8yU5ahD6aIygH9mYD4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CK8BEMgT"> <img class="size-full wp-image-765 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/back-bay-station-map.jpg" alt="back bay station map" width="300" height="174" /></a>Located 6.8 miles from Newton city center</li> <li>Has a ticket office</li> <li>Handles checked baggage</li> <li>Luggage assistance available</li> <li>Wheelchair-accessible path available</li> <li>Public restrooms available</li> <li>Vending machine available</li> <li>Automated teller machines available</li> <li>Public transit connection available</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>2. <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=13610"> Boston North Station</a></p> <ul> <li>126 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114</li> <li><a href= "http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BON"> Amtrak Station</a> Information <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&hq=boston+north+station&daddr=135+Causeway+St,+Boston,+MA+02114&panel=1&f=d&fb=1&geocode=FRt1hgIdfrHD-ylbONDfkXDjiTF5_KfvIbVJiA&cid=9820579619817389177"> <img class="size-full wp-image-768 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/north-station-map.jpg" alt= "north station map" width="300" height="174" /></a>Located 7.8 miles from Newton city center</li> <li>Has a ticket office</li> <li>Does not handle checked baggage</li> <li>Luggage assistance not available</li> <li>Not wheelchair accessible</li> <li>No public restrooms available</li> <li>No food service facilities</li> <li>No automated teller machines available</li> <li>No public transit connection available</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>3. <a href="http://www.south-station.net/">Boston South Station</a></p> <ul> <li>Atlantic Avenue & Summer Street Boston, MA 02110</li> <li><a href= "http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BOS"> Amtrak Station</a> Information <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?q=boston+south+station&ie=UTF-8&ei=svAyU8__MInlyAHjrICADg&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ"> <img class="size-full wp-image-770 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/south-station-map.jpg" alt= "south station map" width="300" height="174" /></a>Located 7.9 miles from Newton city center</li> <li>Has a ticket office</li> <li>Handles checked baggage</li> <li>Luggage assistance available</li> <li>Wheelchair accessible</li> <li>Public restrooms available</li> <li>Full food service and snack bar</li> <li>Automated teller machines available</li> <li>Public transit connection available</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>4. <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/stations/?stopId=68"> Framingham</a></p> <ul> <li>443 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA 01701</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=FRA"> Amtrak Station</a> Information <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?q=framingham+amtrak&ie=UTF-8&ei=8_AyU6fuGsnEyQHR2oCoCA&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ"> <img class="size-full wp-image-771 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/framingham-station-map.jpg" alt="framingham station map" width="300" height="174" /></a>Located 11.4 miles from Newton city center</li> <li>Has no ticket office</li> <li>Does not handle checked baggage</li> <li>Luggage assistance not available</li> <li>Not wheelchair accessible</li> <li>No public restrooms available</li> <li>Snack bar available</li> <li>No automated teller machines available</li> <li>Public transit connection available</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>5. <a href= "http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/stations/?stopId=241"> Woburn</a></p> <ul> <li>100 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801</li> <li><a href= "http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=WOB"> Amtrak Station</a> Information <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?q=woburn+amtrak&ie=UTF-8&ei=FPEyU4bZB-GE2gWK54CwBA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg"> <img class="size-full wp-image-772 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/woburn-station-map.jpg" alt= "woburn station map" width="300" height="174" /></a>Located 12.5 miles from Newton city center</li> <li>Has a ticket office</li> <li>Does not handle checked baggage</li> <li>Luggage assistance not available</li> <li>Not wheelchair accessible</li> <li>No public restrooms available</li> <li>No food service facilities</li> <li>No automated teller machines available</li> <li>No public transit connection available</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Logan International Airport</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://maps.google.com/maps?q=logan+airport&ie=UTF-8&ei=M_EyU66LG4rIyAGD0YCYDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ"> <img class="size-full wp-image-773 alignleft" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/files/2014/03/logan-airport-map.jpg" alt="logan airport map" width="300" height="174" /></a>1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02120</li> <li>Click <a href="http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/">here</a> for details</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Statistics and Fun Facts</strong></p> <p>According to the <a href= "http://www.areavibes.com/newton-ma/transportation/">Area Vibes</a> website on Newton transportation, the average travel time to work in Newton is equal to the Massachusetts average (29 minutes) and 11.5% greater than the National average (26 minutes).</p> <p>The number of people who take public transportation in Newton (12.3%) is 178.2% greater than the Massachusetts average (4.4%) and 565.7% greater than the National average (1.8%)</p> <p>The number of people who carpool to work in Newton (6.9%) is 19.2% less than the Massachusetts average (8.5%) and 45.9% less than the National average (12.7%)</p> <p><a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/kingston-trio.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-777 alignright" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/kingston-trio.jpg" alt= "kingston trio" width="300" height="231" /></a>The "CharlieCard" electronic card-based fare system was named in tribute to the song "M.T.A", often called "The MTA Song" by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes. Written in 1949 and later recorded and released by the Kingston Trio in 1959, the song was about a man named Charlie trapped on the Boston's subway system, then known as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) held a dedication ceremony for the card system in 2004, which featured a performance of the song by the Kingston Trio and the then-governor Mitt Romney.</p> <p>Click <a href= "http://www.metrolyrics.com/mta-lyrics-kingston-trio.html">here</a> for the lyrics of the song.</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Jw_v3F_Q0</p>

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