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Besides owning Boston's five subway train lines, the MBTA (known as "the T") controls 13 suburban Commuter Rail lines, five boat routes, and 170 bus routes serving 175 cities and towns in 3,244 square miles of eastern Massachusetts.



Boston Subways (Metro)

The four underground "Metro" train lines and one limited-access bus line of "the T" (the MBTA rapid transit system) are useful to visitors. More...

Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail trains take you on suburban excursions to Concord, Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Plymouth, Worcester, Providence RI (Attleboro-Stoughton Line), Providence's TF Green Airport, and several other interesting places. More...

City & Suburban Buses

The MBTA operates Boston's city buses, and also 170 bus routes that connect the center of Boston with many suburban towns. More...


  The MBTA's "T" logo.

Most of the MBTA boat routes are for commuters, but visitors may find useful the boats running from Long Wharf (Boston Marriott Hotel) to the Charlestown Navy Yard (USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides"), to Logan Airport, and to the Boston Harbor Islands. More...


Here's how to pay the fare when you ride the "T."

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
10 Park Plaza No. 1
Boston MA 02116
Tel: 617-222-3200

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Park Street Station, Boston MA

An entrance on Boston Common to Park Street Station, the heart of Boston's MBTA subway train system, "the T."

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