Operated by MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) people know it by "the T", for its logo, a letter T. As part of the public transport, Boston has a Metro system, (metropolitan subway-metro Boston) compossed by 4 lines supplemented by a light train system,with 5 lines that are green and red lines extensions, 12 commuter trains, 4 ferry lines, 4 trolley bus lines and 183 bus lines.It opened in 1897, with an underground tunnel tram section, between Park St and Boylston stations, that is nowadays part of the green line.
In 2006, with an average of 600.000 passengers per day, Boston metro was the fourth busiest metro system in United States.
Presently, there are four lines:
Park street: connect the red and green lines.
State: pass the blue and orange lines..
Government Center: pass the blue and green lines.
Downtown Crossing: pass red and orange lines.
Haymarket y North Station: pass orange and green lines.
Metro works from 05.00 a.m to 00.45 a.m
Metro runs every 3-4 minutes during the peak hour, and every 5-10 minutes the rest of the day.
The Charlie Card is a rechargeablecard that offers discounts to official rate.
For Boston area it is 2$. Free transfers on local buses and discount in express buses transfers. You can travel within two hours from expedition ticket time.
Cash payment at ticket machines. Same conditions than Single Ticket but price is 2.50$.
Unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A, during one day, it costs 11 $
Unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A, during one week, it costs 18 $
Unlimited travel during one month on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A, it costs 70 $
Children up to 12 travel for frre with an adult. Every adult can travel with two children..
Pay 1$ for single trip.
Monthly Pass 28$ (use 7 days a week)
Monthly Pass 25$ (use 5 days a week)
Valid on bus, metro, commuter trains zone 1, 1A,2 and express bus.
Senior or handicapped citizens have a 50% discount on tariff, i.e: 1$ single ticket, 0.50$ in local buses, or 28$ the monthly pass.To enjoy this benefitss you need the Senior Charlie Card, available at any Charlie Store.
More options at: http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/subway/
Massport Shuttle Route 66 is a complimentary shuttle service To/From Logan Airport Ferry Terminal And Airline Terminals.
The MBTA offers Blue Line Subway services and Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit service to and from Downtown Boston. Fare is 2.50$ and it takes 30-40 minutes to/from 40 city center
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