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Everything You Need to Know about Brookline Public Transportation

tech <p><font size="4">These past few weeks, Boston transportation has seen lots of changes. First it was the <a href="http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442451926&month=&year="> closure</a> of the Boston Government Center T station, then it was the 4-weekend lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike, and now there is the beginning of the newest MBTA <a href="http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442451985&month=&year="> Late Night Service</a>. With all these new adjustments, here's what you need to know about Brookline public transportation.</font></p> <p><font size="4"><strong>General Information</strong></font></p> <p><font size="4">The MBTA provides light rail transit service in the town of Brookline on the C and D lines as well as several buses.</font></p> <p><font size="4">Light Rail Services</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">The Green line "C" Branch (also known as the Cleveland Circle branch) travels through Brookline along Beacon Street from Cleveland Circle to St. Mary's Street with 12 stops along the way. Click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/default.asp?route=GREEN"> here</a> for a more detailed look at the C line.</font></li> <li><font size="4">The Green line "D" Branch (also known as the Riverside branch) travels through Brookline from the Reservoir Station near Cleveland Circle to Chapel Street in the Longwood Medical area. There are 5 stations or stops for Brookline residents on the D line. Click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/default.asp?route=GREEN"> here</a> for a more detailed look at the D line.</font></li> <li><font size="4">Although not located in Brookline, the Green line "B" Branch (also known as the Bosotn College Branch) is accessible to residents living in North Brookline. Click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/default.asp?route=GREEN"> here</a> for a more detailed look at the B line.</font> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/default.asp?route=GREEN"> <font size="4"><img alt="green line map" class="size-full wp-image-849 aligncenter featured" height="245" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/green-line-map.jpg" width="400"/></font></a></p> </li> </ul> <p><font size="4">Bus Services</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">The 51 bus travels between Forest Hills and Cleveland Circle along Grove Street, Newton Street, Clyde Street, Lee Street, and Chestnut Hill Avenue.</font></li> <li><font size="4">The 60 bus route begins at the Chestnut Hill Mall and travels on Boylston Street (Route 9) and Cypress Street to Brookline Village and Kenmore Station in Boston.</font></li> <li><font size="4">The 65 bus connects Brighton Center and Kenmore Square with service through the Brookline Village and Washington Square commercial areas over Brookline Avenue and Washington Street.</font></li> <li><font size="4">The 66 bus travels through Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner on its way from Dudley Station in Boston to Harvard Square in Cambridge.</font></li> <li><font size="4">To find a bus near you, click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/">here</a>.</font></li> <li><font size="4">Click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/">here</a> for a more details about bus services.</font></li> </ul> <p><font size="4">Hubway</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">Brookline is also proud to participate in the Greater Boston area bike share program called Hubway.</font></li> <li><font size="4">For more information, visit their <a href="https://www.thehubway.com/">website</a>.</font> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.thehubway.com/"><font size="4"><img alt="Rudick_hubway867_met" class="size-full wp-image-850 aligncenter" height="265" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/files/2014/04/hubway.jpg" width="400"/></font></a></p> </li> </ul> <p><font size="4"><strong>Local Fares</strong></font></p> <p><font size="4">Subway Fares- travel anywhere on the Blue, Orange, Red, and part of the Silver line for the same price</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">$2.00 with CharlieCard</font></li> <li><font size="4">$2.50 with a Charlie Ticket or Cash-on-board</font></li> <li><font size="4">$70 LinkPass- unlimited travel on Subway plus local bus</font></li> <li><font size="4">For complete subway fare information, click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/subway/">here</a></font></li> </ul> <p><font size="4">Bus Fares</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">$1.50 with a Charlie Card</font></li> <li><font size="4">$2.00 with a CharlieTicket or Cash-on-board</font></li> <li><font size="4">$40 Monthly bus pass</font></li> <li><font size="4">$70 LinkPass- unlimited travel on Local Bus and Subway</font></li> <li><font size="4">For complete bus fare information, click <a href="http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/bus/">here</a></font></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4"><strong>Amtrak and Airports</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4">Brookline is close in proximity to 3 Amtrak stations and 1 airport</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4">1. <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=10124">Back Bay Station</a></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">145 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02110</font></li> </ul> <ul> <li><font size="4"><a href="http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BBY"> Amtrak Station</a> Information</font> <ul> <li><font size="4"><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 alt="back bay station map" class="alignleft" height="174" src="http://blog.castlesunlimited.com/files/2014/03/back-bay-station-map.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;float: left;border-width: 0px" width="300"/></a>Located 4 miles from Brookline center</font></li> <li><font size="4">Has a ticket office</font></li> <li><font size="4">Handles checked baggage</font></li> <li><font size="4">Luggage assistance available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Wheelchair-accessible path available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Public restrooms available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Vending machine available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Automated teller machines available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Public transit connection available</font></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4">2. <a href="http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=13610">Boston North Station</a></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">126 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114</font></li> <li><font size="4"><a href="http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BON"> Amtrak Station</a> Information</font> <ul> <li><font size="4"><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 alt="north station map" class="alignleft" height="174" src="http://blog.castlesunlimited.com/files/2014/03/north-station-map.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;float: left;border-width: 0px" width="300"/></a>Located 5 miles from Brookline center</font></li> <li><font size="4">Has a ticket office</font></li> <li><font size="4">Does not handle checked baggage</font></li> <li><font size="4">Luggage assistance not available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Not wheelchair accessible</font></li> <li><font size="4">No public restrooms available</font></li> <li><font size="4">No food service facilities</font></li> <li><font size="4">No automated teller machines available</font></li> <li><font size="4">No public transit connection available</font></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4">3. <a href="http://www.south-station.net/">Boston South Station</a></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4">Atlantic Avenue & Summer Street Boston, MA 02110</font></li> <li><font size="4"><a href="http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=BOS"> Amtrak Station</a> Information</font> <ul> <li><font size="4"><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=boston+south+station&ie=UTF-8&ei=svAyU8__MInlyAHjrICADg&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ"> <img alt="south station map" class="alignleft" height="174" src="http://blog.castlesunlimited.com/files/2014/03/south-station-map.jpg" style="border-style: initial;border-color: initial;cursor: default;float: left;border-width: 0px" width="300"/></a>Located 5 miles from Brookline center</font></li> <li><font size="4">Has a ticket office</font></li> <li><font size="4">Handles checked baggage</font></li> <li><font size="4">Luggage assistance available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Wheelchair accessible</font></li> <li><font size="4">Public restrooms available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Full food service and snack bar</font></li> <li><font size="4">Automated teller machines available</font></li> <li><font size="4">Public transit connection available</font></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><font size="4">Logan International Airport</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="4"><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=logan+airport&ie=UTF-8&ei=M_EyU66LG4rIyAGD0YCYDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ"> <img alt="logan airport map" class="alignleft" height="174" src="http://blog.castlesunlimited.com/files/2014/03/logan-airport-map.jpg" width="300"/></a>1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02120</font></li> <li><font size="4">Click <a href="http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/">here</a> for details</font></li> </ul> <p><font size="4"> </font></p> <p><font size="4"> </font></p> <p><font size="4"> </font></p> <p><font size="4"> </font></p> <p><font size="4"><strong>Statistics, Fun Facts, and Some History</strong></font></p> <p><font size="4">According Area Vibes <a href="http://www.areavibes.com/brookline-ma/transportation/">website</a> on Brookline transportation, the average time travel to work in Brookline is 6.9% greater than the Massachusetts average (29 minutes) and 19.2% greater than the National average (26 minutes).</font></p> <p><font size="4">The number of people who take public transportation in Brookline (28.7%) is 548.9% greater than the Massachusetts average (4.4%) and 1452.9% greater than the National average (1.8%).</font></p> <p><font size="4">The number of people who carpool to work in Brookline (7.2%) is 15.7% less than the Massachusetts average (8.5%) and 43.6% less than the National average.</font></p> <p><font size="4"><a href="http://www.brooklinehistoricalsociety.org/history/pehlke/village.asp"> <img alt="brookline village" class="size-full wp-image-855 alignleft" height="244" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6217/blog/misc/brookline-village.jpg" width="400"/></a>Brookline Village was the original center of retail activity, with two branches of upper Boston Pst Road, established in the 1670s, passing through it.</font></p> <p><font size="4">Steam railroads came to Brookline in the middle of the 19th century, with the Boston and Worcester Railroad constructed in the early 1830s passing through Brookline near the Charles River. The rail line is still in active use today.</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em"><font size="4">The Highland Branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad was built from Kenmore Square to Brookline Village in 1847 and was extended into Newton in 1852. This branch, in the late 1950s, would become the Green Line "D" Branch, Riverside.</font></p> <p><font size="4">The portion of Beacon Street west of Kenmore Square was laid out in 1850, and in 1888 Streetcar tracks were laid above ground on Beacon Street from Coolidge Corner to Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. In 1889 they were electrified and extended over the Brighton border at Cleveland Circle, and eventually they became the Green Line "C" Branch, Cleveland Circle.</font></p> <p><font size="4"><b> </b></font></p>

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