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The Green Line to Lechmere on weekends

Old Oct 13, 14, 10:49 am
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The Green Line to Lechmere on weekends

We're thinking of doing a weekend in Boston in November and we may be staying in Cambridge (eastern) within what looks like a 10 minute walk to Lechmere.

On weekends, how is the service to Lechmere? Is it reliable? I ask because friends of ours stayed at the Royal Sonesta for a weekend last autumn and the Green Line terminated service at North Station. Of course, that was just one weekend but I want to find out from any of you if there is ongoing construction that would close Lechmere the weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Old Oct 13, 14, 12:29 pm
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Nothing in the forecast.

http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/tran...en+Line#advise

But presume you know Government Center station is closed at the moment.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 12:37 pm
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Thanks, BearX220. Yes, I know about Gov't Ctr's closure. When will it re-open?
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Old Oct 13, 14, 1:47 pm
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It's a total re-do down there. They say Spring 2016 at the earliest.
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Are you staying in a hotel or some place else?
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Old Oct 13, 14, 3:48 pm
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Dress for the weather. It's sheltered, but an outside station, if a trolley isn't there waiting.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 7:58 pm
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Most of the Green line trains terminate at either North Station or Park St, but that's by design and not because Lechmere service is suspended for any particular reason. Only the E trains (on their return trip from Heath St.) go all the way to Lechmere. It's the least regular of the trains, so sometimes you have to wait a bit.
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Old Oct 14, 14, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by tkey75 View Post
Most of the Green line trains terminate at either North Station or Park St, but that's by design and not because Lechmere service is suspended for any particular reason. Only the E trains (on their return trip from Heath St.) go all the way to Lechmere. It's the least regular of the trains, so sometimes you have to wait a bit.
They are scheduled to run every 10 minutes on Saturday and every 12 minutes on Sunday.
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Old Oct 14, 14, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Yahtzee View Post
Are you staying in a hotel or some place else?
Hotel. We'll be pricelining so I want to know about the ease of public transport in advance.

Originally Posted by VidaNaPraia
Dress for the weather. It's sheltered, but an outside station, if a trolley isn't there waiting.
Yup, that will be a given because we like taking long walks in Boston like walking from the BU bookstore at Kenmore Square to the North End.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 9:24 am
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...we like taking long walks in Boston like walking from the BU bookstore at Kenmore Square to the North End.
Then you won't need the Green Line.
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Originally Posted by BearX220 View Post
Then you won't need the Green Line.
Or you can walk the red line station in Kendall Square.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 3:14 pm
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Then you won't need the Green Line.
If the weather were clear, that's absolutely right. But it seems when we visit in the fall, it rains. Go figure. Our backup would be Kendall if we get a winning bid over there.
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Old Oct 21, 14, 10:23 am
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Doesn't the MBTA usually provide a bus of some sort if subway stations are not in service? If Lechmere is closed, I can't imagine not providing some sort of alternative transportation, considering there doesn't appear to be an existing bus line that goes directly from Lechmere to North Station.
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Old Oct 21, 14, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by lo2e View Post
Doesn't the MBTA usually provide a bus of some sort if subway stations are not in service? If Lechmere is closed, I can't imagine not providing some sort of alternative transportation, considering there doesn't appear to be an existing bus line that goes directly from Lechmere to North Station.
It depends. There is no shuttle bus service to replace the closed Government Center station, but when the Science Park station was closed for renovations for six months in 2011, shuttle bus service ran from North Station to Lechmere. But at this point there are no scheduled closures of Science Park or Lechmere.
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
It depends. There is no shuttle bus service to replace the closed Government Center station, but when the Science Park station was closed for renovations for six months in 2011, shuttle bus service ran from North Station to Lechmere. But at this point there are no scheduled closures of Science Park or Lechmere.
Well, in the MBTA's defense, you can spit on Park St or Haymarket form Government center. A shuttle would actually take far longer than walking. Walking from Haymarket to Lechmere risks death by flattening or maybe even attacked by a dinosaur.
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