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Which train (T) line is the best to live on?

Asked by Trulia Boston, Boston, MA Wed Aug 15, 2012

We’ve heard horror stories about how slow the green line is. Which train (T) line is the best to live on?

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Consider the red line so areas such as Quincy would be worth considering:
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Or the orange line:
Jamaica Plain:
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 21, 2012
Consider the red line so areas such as Quincy would be worth considering:
http://territory.com/search?search_string=QUINCY&min_pri…

Or the orange line:
Jamaica Plain:
http://territory.com/search?search_string=JAMAICA+PLAIN%3ABO…

Territory.com
Boston's Destination for Home Buyer's
Web Reference: http://territory.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 21, 2012
The B line is the worst. The rest depends on where you want to live and your budget and requirements.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 18, 2012
I've lived in Boston since 1979. Lived on most of the bus and train routes, including the B line. The red line is the fastest but for overall access to what "is" Boston, the green line is the most encompassing...

You have to have a laissez-faire attitude to live on the B line as it is long and winding travelling, from Boston College thru BU to Kenmore where it joins up with the C and D lines... It never bothered me living out in Brighton towards Chestnut Hill, I always got a seat, had time to read the paper and drink my coffee on the way in to work.. The C line is straight, much more direct and goes through some of the best areas for shopping and night life, while the D line is the fastest and most direct of those 3 running on the old B&M lines from Newton. You always get there, which is what's most important.

Just a side note, the 57 bus through Brighton Center is great. It runs along the old A Line route that also hooked up with the B, C and D lines... 15 minutes into Kenmore, extremely frequent...

Cheers,
Stephen A. Bourassa

Executive Vice President
City Central Realty, LLC
344 Harvard St, Brookline
617.738.7700
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
In my opinion the red line is the fastest. The green line ( I have lived in Allston) is the worst line in the world (B Line). If you could could live anywhere please leave on the red line.

Mario Pavli
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2012
A very loaded question. Depends on your budget, what you are looking for in a community and where you are commuting to...

Its all personal. Some people choose to live as close as they can to Boston and will sacrifice living space. Others will want to make the most of their home purchase as far as space condition and style and will be willing to sit on public transportation for an hour or more each way.

its really a personal decision. A good buyer's agent can sit down and have that discussion with you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2012
Well that is a loaded question. The green line is the second oldest subway in the world and is very slow but moves through some of the most desirable areas in all of Boston. As far as which trains move quickly and efficiently I would say the red line followed by the orange line. Both of them were built in the 60s and operate like a modern train should.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2012
:-)
All of the train lines have their advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on what you're looking for and where you're commuting to... Please post additional info so we can help you figure out the best locations for you.
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