THE GS TRAM SITE

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES

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1 June 2007

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Boston tram map - 2007

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

Bw Bowdoin TSS Tremont Street subway
GC Government Center      


I created the above map by overlaying an OpenStreetMap (OSM) map with my own data. Copyright on the OSM map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for this map corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES


Operator: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

LIGHT RAIL (STREETCAR + IN-TUNNEL) ROUTES

Green Line B Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Park St. Station - Boylston St. subway - Commonwealth Av. - Boston College
Green Line C North Station - Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Beacon St. - Cleveland Circle
Green Line D [Off-peak: North Station -] Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Brookline - Reservoir - Newton Highlands - Riverside
Green Line E Lechmere - North Station - Government Center - Tremont Street subway - Boylston St. subway - Huntington Av. - Heath St.
Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line AML Ashmont - Mattapan

SUBWAY ROUTES

The abbreviations BL, OL and RL are for convenience only. Local usage is strictly Blue Line, Orange Line and Red Line, respectively.

Blue Line BL Bowdoin - Airport Stn. (Logan Int. Airport) - Wonderland
Orange Line OL Oak Grove - Malden Center - Sullivan Sq. - North Station - Stony Brook - Forest Hills
Red Line RL Alewife - Harvard Station - Kendall - Park St. Station - South Stn. - Columbia ( - Ashmont) / ( - Quincy Center - Braintree)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar/LRT lines: 41 km.
  • Subway lines: 61 km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars: (horse-powered) 26 March 1856 - ca. 1900; (electric) 1 Jan. 1889 - today.
  • Subway: 1 Sept. 1897 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1435 mm.
  • Subway): 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

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.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • 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.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Jean Liou in France for information obtained through personal communication.

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