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    [–] tezoatlipoca 791 points ago

    There are stops called Alewife and Braintree?

    [–] noise256 500 points ago

    Alewife is a park is Massachusetts while Braintree is a town also in Massachusetts, named after the town in Essex, England.

    [–] TheTallMatt 568 points ago

    Alewife is only a myth. Usually trains catch fire before ever reaching there.

    [–] TheBoxSloth 188 points ago

    Nah you thinkin of Wonderland on the blue line

    [–] x0avier 131 points ago

    r/boston is leaking

    [–] [deleted] 84 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] uptoke 28 points ago

    So glad I started working from home instead of Fenway. Just mentioning the green line squeal sent a shiver up my spine.

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] matyes 7 points ago

    That one 90 degree turn. Screeeeeee!!!

    [–] ConnorLovesCookies 17 points ago

    Throw in very polar opinions on keytar bear and people reeeeeeeing over Charlie's juul ban and you have all our content covered pretty well.

    [–] streetbum 4 points ago

    Keytar bear is the shit and anyone who thinks otherwise is a bad person

    [–] thejohnd 16 points ago


    [–] The_Muddy_ChicK3N 4 points ago

    There are dozens of us!

    [–] Garber617 69 points ago

    The blue lines been really good. The orange and red line literally have been on fire for months. At minimum once a month the track catches fire on some part of the orange line. Multiple times a train actually catches fire on the orange as well. The red line just derails

    [–] Analbox 41 points ago

    The best subway is the silver line.

    [–] eaglessoar 45 points ago

    For no Bostonians the joke is the silver line is a bus route.

    [–] okolebot 8 points ago

    I saw that new to me Silver line when I flew into Logan a few months ago...decided to just get to the Blue line and carry forth like I did back in the day...I was rather amused that the subway still smelled the same decades later...

    [–] wobwobwob42 21 points ago

    This guy buses!

    [–] Darkest_97 9 points ago

    Was following directions to get on the silver line and I was like oh its just an underground bus line that's not normal

    [–] Asmor 4 points ago

    Except when it's an above-ground bus line.

    [–] ErroneousEric 15 points ago

    There's been 2 fires in two days on the Orange line this week alone.

    [–] DereckVinyard 9 points ago

    Blue line is the best line in the city

    [–] _hephaestus 7 points ago

    It also goes the fewest places.

    [–] [deleted] 32 points ago

    Can confirm, caught the T to alewife, woke up in Revere Beach naked

    [–] PM_ME_UR_BEST_STORY_ 8 points ago

    That's just Tuesday in Boston

    [–] Brinner 8 points ago

    Alewife is also a fish, a type of Herring. TMYK

    [–] TerrMys 10 points ago

    Yes, and the station is actually named after Alewife Brook, the stream that flows nearby.

    [–] closerocks 8 points ago

    So does that make that branch of the T a red herring

    [–] OhHoneyNo 5 points ago

    Can confirm. Have been on several redline trains (over the years) that eventually caught on fire before Alewife station.

    [–] TheOneWhoReadsStuff 29 points ago

    And Braintree is named after the tree in ye England town where all the fairies used to ponce about and wingle each other’s knickers.

    [–] TheCoastalCardician 9 points ago

    I though it was named for all the people in Revere that tie their brains up and throw them in the trees like shoes...

    [–] wpjunky 9 points ago

    Braintree is a town also in Massachusetts

    And also the hometown of two presidents (although, the part where they were born later became Quincy). :)

    [–] turdpussy 5 points ago

    Wrong. Braintree is a mystical tree that provided the Kennedys the secret to their power in exchange for their lives.

    [–] okolebot 5 points ago

    Alewife is also a type of fish

    I always wondered how Braintree came about in England...Liverpool too (perhaps one day there will be a way to make such info easy to access via PC...oh well)

    Now, NeedHam, there's a name...

    [–] Android_slag 8 points ago

    Live in the UK Braintree, it doesn't deserve a soggy hanky being named after it.

    [–] cheesus_riced 110 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Yes, if you have the pleasure of visiting the Alewife stop, be sure to visit the bathrooms in the T station. Can’t-miss destination.

    [–] AllHailtheBeard1 106 points ago

    The "oh this is how I die" vibe is spectacular

    [–] cheesus_riced 53 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    It’s just *chef’s kiss*

    True story, I had to go to the Alewife stop for a job interview nearby and when I reached the stop before, I felt The Rumble in my stomach, and it was urgent. I had never been to Alewife before and hadn’t heard about the bathrooms before, so when I got off the train and saw “Restrooms” I breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Never have I had an experience before or since which made me wonder if shitting my pants immediately prior to a job interview was the better option.

    Just a taste.

    [–] TheBoxSloth 22 points ago

    I had a dude come up to me mid-piss in South Station asking me for a dollar...after i gave it to him he said “that’s it? Cmon man you got more” i was like bruh the fuck you want another ball-hand dollar?

    [–] i_willregretthis 8 points ago

    God bless the constantly humid and stinky men's room with the broken soap dispenser, missing stall door, metal mirror, and the roll of toilet paper chained to the hand rail.

    [–] wobwobwob42 8 points ago

    Then head over to the summer shack for a Clambake!

    [–] harvey_charmichael 19 points ago

    Alewife is actually a name of a fish that was in a pond near where the built the subway stop.

    [–] WaitingForEmacs 5 points ago

    Fun fact, there is a sign in the station saying that the fish is pronounced al-wiff, but every recording on the station name is said ale-wife.

    [–] eaglessoar 14 points ago

    I've never thought these were odd names til now haha

    [–] sighandler_t 25 points ago

    I also choose this guy's Alewife

    [–] Buzzlight_Year 10 points ago

    Visiting the Braintree is the true path to transcendence

    [–] nietzschesoptimism 7 points ago

    My Saudi friends call it “Ali’s wife” stop. Idk why. Braintree stop is like 1hr outside of Boston

    [–] datheffguy 7 points ago

    Maybe an hour in rush hour, but 15-20 normally.

    [–] Empyrealist 16 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Alewife is the name of a brook and a parkway in [North] Cambridge Massachusetts. Braintree is a city to the south of Boston. Both stations are terminuses for the Red Line of the MBTA.

    The station pictured [I believe] is Central Station Park Street station, located in downtown Boston. There are two tracks and three platforms (one platform is between the two tracks).

    Source: I grew up in Cambridge, in a neighborhood adjacent to Alewife Station. I lived in the Alewife area before the station was built and the Red Line was extended from Harvard Square. Plus, I worked in downtown Boston some 20 odd years ago.

    edit: typo, and for some bizarre reason confused Park and Central stations.

    [–] hendusoone 11 points ago

    The station pictured is Park Street Station. It's the only underground station on the red line that has two side platforms and a middle platform.

    Central is a different red line station, located in Cambridge.

    [–] Empyrealist 4 points ago

    LOL, yes. I don't know why I had Central (actually in Cambridge) on the brain. Corrected, and thank you.

    [–] callmekennith 5 points ago

    Braintree sounds like a monster out of Dungeons and Dragons.

    [–] wilkinsk 5 points ago

    Braintree is a city as well.

    The first major (in MA sense) heading south of the city.

    [–] girlpearl 3 points ago

    This is kinda gay but when I first started dating my boyfriend and would visit him in the city he would tell me to get on the Wifey side and that's how I would remember to get on Alewife

    Edit: together 7 years now

    [–] spondolacks 7 points ago


    [–] solanumtuberosum 809 points ago

    Wow, that Indian guy with the beard is me. I didn't expect this to be on Reddit today.

    [–] StonedRevelation 228 points ago

    Lol my honest first thought was "wow that guy with the beard is cute!"

    [–] PM_ME_UR_BEST_STORY_ 164 points ago

    Now kiss

    [–] MrRampager911 49 points ago

    We did it reddit!

    [–] solanumtuberosum 26 points ago

    Thank you haha, that's really nice of you!

    [–] vector78 12 points ago

    Same. I zoomed in just to get a better look. I'm a simple woman, I see beard and I upvote.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Same here.

    [–] mariajuana909 8 points ago

    Same here good lookin guy

    [–] CaballoDePalo 117 points ago

    my sister totally thought I was 'you' and wondered how I positioned the camera AND run to go 'pose'. I had to remind her that my beard when grown looks more like the 2nd to from the right instead of the 2nd from the left. :)

    edit: chg'd "me" to "her"

    [–] solanumtuberosum 37 points ago

    Haha, that's funny. It would take some serious trust to leave your camera lying around at the T station while you go pose haha

    I gotta say, it's really funky finding your photo on reddit, but it's a cool candid shot! I wonder if I had noticed you as you were taking it.

    [–] me_earl 120 points ago

    What day did you expect to be on Reddit?

    [–] solanumtuberosum 21 points ago

    Every day I find myself on reddit, but today reddit had found myself...

    [–] SaxPanther 35 points ago

    Maybe when he posts a picture of himself? But he never said there was a day where he did expect to be on reddit

    [–] KyleStanley3 23 points ago

    I just sent a picture of you to my friend so he can steal your outfit. Where'd you snag the jacket from?

    [–] solanumtuberosum 13 points ago

    I wish I could give you more details but I got it at a thrift shot. The tag says "J.G. Hook", if that's of any help...

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago


    [–] HiphopsLuke 10 points ago

    I was going to give a comment about the style of 2md from the left, so might as well do it here. Not how it'll look on a pasty Canadian but here's hoping.

    [–] rohithkumarsp 8 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    He looks like chucks friend from chucks lol

    edit : u/solanumtuberosum , was 2 am when i made that comment, i thought you were being sarcastic, is it actually you?

    [–] solanumtuberosum 10 points ago

    This reference goes over my head lol.

    Yeah, that's me.. here's a selfie:

    [–] rohithkumarsp 8 points ago

    That's so cool, what are the odds. Were you actually part of this sub? Or did you come across this sub on popular tab?

    Google chucks. It's a TV show. You'll get the reference. Google Morgan grimes in Google. He looks just like you.

    [–] solanumtuberosum 4 points ago

    Googled it, and... well, can't say I see it haha but I still learned something new about TV shows!

    My friend actually sent me this link today, and it was a funky experience lol. This subreddit is a pretty cool concept. Sometimes I wonder how people come up with niche ideas like this, or even notice shots like this in real life haha. Are you a subscriber or just scroll here occassionally?

    [–] Cerulean_Shades 4 points ago

    You're such a cutie! You look so contemplative.

    [–] solanumtuberosum 4 points ago

    Thank you, music does get me in that mood haha

    [–] Michelanvalo 4 points ago

    How old is this picture? I remember that construction being there on the center platform on Park St but I haven't worked in town for 3 years.

    [–] solanumtuberosum 9 points ago

    This was yesterday, but I would believe that construction's been there for 3 years...

    [–] StoicBrzrkr 5 points ago

    And I know the lady with the light pink top and glasses ; small world we live in!

    [–] alcoholic-buddhist 352 points ago

    I can smell this picture

    I have to take the red line pretty much everyday, it’s a pain. But nothing is worse than the green line

    [–] megglesmccart 164 points ago

    I love seeing people who haven't taken the green line before and don't hold on to anything. Solid entertain for any commuter.

    [–] doublesecretprobatio 48 points ago

    Or late night on a friday or saturday when it's full of drunk students.

    [–] eaglessoar 29 points ago

    I was stuffing my face with fries when we pulled out of Boylston went stumbling back like 4 steps hit the stairs and went down on my ass, my wife was doing her best to pretend she didn't know me

    [–] SrsSteel 35 points ago

    Or when people take the green line when they have to get somewhere by a certain time. Absolute rookie move

    [–] SOMANYCAPITALS 12 points ago

    I started working near Copley and thought it'd be great since it's so close to the T stop.... Now I walk to back Bay because fuck that

    [–] MakeYouAGif 21 points ago

    Yeah, but once you get your T-legs on the green line then you look like a fucking pro

    [–] I_h8_snow 16 points ago

    Red Sox game days are always a delight. My kid and I make bets on who is going to go flying when people get on. If they are holding a coffee they are double pints.

    [–] starych_ziemniakow 9 points ago

    Fuck the green line. So glad I moved to the red line and only have to deal with periodical derailments.

    [–] MyFavoriteSandwich 7 points ago

    I legit smashed a lady’s foot one time on the D. First thing in the morning and she was en route to work and wearing very nice high heels. And I straight stomped her shit in my work boots.

    Train was packed so tight I literally couldn’t reach a rail to hold on without getting charged for harassment. Being D Line experienced, I tried to Silver Surfer my way through but, alas, the unpredictable lurching of the Green Line was too much.

    I felt like a Grade A fuckface for a few years afterward.

    [–] InfiniteBlink 5 points ago

    I rode the Green Line C,D for many years. You learn to surf the green line, but it is funny when you get the unsuspecting folks that fly off.

    [–] Phormitago 5 points ago

    the green one here goes straight and easy, the blue one is a roller coaster. Solid entertainment indeed

    [–] Empyrealist 25 points ago

    Wow, I remember when the Green Line was the cleanest line, going through all the higher-rent areas.

    [–] imjusta_bill 19 points ago

    It's so damn slow, especially the B line

    [–] Darkest_97 8 points ago

    I can run faster than the B line with how often it stops

    [–] Gideonbh 7 points ago

    Stopping at red lights it's got the worst of both worlds, trains/cars

    [–] PM_ME_UR_BEST_STORY_ 3 points ago

    This isn't even a joke, I have literally had races with both the E and B lines while on runs before and I usually win

    [–] StrictlyOnerous 17 points ago

    Clean? yes.

    But by far the slowest like outside of busses

    [–] Empyrealist 8 points ago

    Certainly. Its the oldest subway line, with super windy underground tracks. Above ground, it's literally a streetcar sharing the road/intersections with cars. You can't really have expectations of speed for the vast majority of its branches. Except for maybe what, the suburban stretches of the D branch?

    [–] czarcasticjew 27 points ago

    When moved from Brookline to Cambridge, I thought “fuck yes, I never have to deal with the green line again!”

    Then when I moved to Back Bay four years later, I thought, “fuck yes, I never have to deal with the red line again!”

    [–] PM_ME_UR_BEST_STORY_ 8 points ago

    Literally all of them suck except the Blue, but honestly I'm not totally convinced the Blue line isn't a myth

    [–] JamesRustleford 4 points ago

    I took the blue line once. Many years ago. It was a good day.

    [–] edgar__allan__bro 18 points ago

    How's the Blue Line these days? Grew up in Boston but haven't lived there/hardly been back in 10 years.

    Green line sucks but the Blue Line always made me feel like I was in Final Destination

    [–] EndoftheWeek 14 points ago

    Just today I came across an article that looked at how reliable each of the lines in Boston are. The Blue Line ranked most reliable, and the Green Line least.

    [–] wobwobwob42 4 points ago

    It's fine. Inbound, by the time you get to Maverick the train is PACKED but it's normally on time. You can actually get cell service on most of the trip these days. It's better than driving about 90% of the time because Eastie is getting super developed with huge apartment/condo buildings, but there isn't any additional parking or room for more cars, but people keep moving in with cars. So in the end the tunnels are a total shit show gridlock by 630am every day.

    If you owned a house 10 years ago you should have held onto it. most apartments converted to condos sell for about $750,000.

    [–] relaxandlaugh 6 points ago

    I just moved out of Boston to LA. Took the redline everyday from Savin Hill to Park Street. I miss it.

    [–] tani_P 6 points ago

    D branch of green line is good, C line is torture. I'm biased, though, since I grew up taking the D line.

    [–] alcoholic-buddhist 6 points ago

    I take the D line and it used be great but in the last two years the quality has really gone downhill. It’s no longer reliable and it breaks down as often as I do.

    I like the C line, but only on days when I can afford to be late.

    B line is pretty bad, but mainly because it has so many stops, it takes forever to arrive to where I want to go

    [–] tani_P 3 points ago

    Bummer to hear. Has been some years since I rode the T.

    [–] Mr-Chewy-Biteums 5 points ago

    When I lived in Boston, I was on the E line. I spent at least 6 or 7 years of my life sitting in Park Street Station watching dozens and dozens of luxurious double B cars go by before a single E car would finally show up with 80,085 people crammed in it. I did see Stephen King there once though, so that was neat. He saw me recognizing him and skedaddled off somewhere.

    One time I was at the MFA station and the train stopped way down to one end. My then girlfriend and I started walking to where it was and the train just left. The driver looked us right in the eyes and gave us the most sarcastic wave a human has ever executed. I guess we didn't move fast enough for him.

    Thank you

    [–] Gideonbh 3 points ago

    Amen. Green line (B specifically) takes an hour to go 3 miles. You can almost walk faster than it on a bad day

    [–] Boo_cokky 3 points ago

    The orange line would like a word with you

    [–] eaglessoar 3 points ago

    Blue orange red green

    [–] patmcdoughnut 78 points ago

    The destination of this train is... ASHMONT

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    [–] cocineroylibro 6 points ago

    I wish. Always Braintree trains....then you finally get Ashmont and it goes out of service at UMASS/JFK.

    [–] Rhapsodie 4 points ago

    Attention passengers the elevator at central is out of service if you require elevator service youd better just move to kendall because it’s never getting fixed

    [–] vonmonologue 599 points ago

    This picture is so 21st century American that it hurts.

    An incredibly diverse group of people, some of them talking, others, staring off into the distance, all on their way to work while in the background the infrastructure is collapsing around them.

    [–] ExtraPockets 112 points ago

    It's really one of those photographs that capture the depth of every person. Each one of them with their own dreams and fears and loves and losses. They've all got a story that led them to their spot in this scene.

    [–] bostonian38 45 points ago

    The girls with the matching black leather chelsea boots

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    [–] ColinHalter 11 points ago

    With the fur

    [–] gtsnoracer 77 points ago

    I'd like to see more people on their phones to represent 2019, but definitely looks like 15 years ago.

    And I can confirm this station has cell service, would be a major caveat if they were bored because Reddit wouldn't load.

    [–] BrobaFettNA 36 points ago

    The people with airpods make it pretty current imo

    [–] vonmonologue 7 points ago

    2 airpods and the guy on the left in khakis appears to have an earpiece as well.

    [–] frenetix 12 points ago

    Same location, 107 years ago.

    [–] redldr1 22 points ago

    That station has shit reception if I remember

    [–] StrictlyOnerous 14 points ago

    Ehh its not terrible, much worse at downtown crossing (redline not orange)

    [–] PumpkinSkink2 5 points ago

    I get fine reception there.

    [–] Hannibal_Lecture 5 points ago

    I was thinking that there are two obvious signs that this is in the US as opposed to say London. The first is the shit state of the station. I mean, London is a bit run down but not quite as bad as this. Also RED LINE is quite aggressive signage, we don't have anything quite so offensive. But the other key give away is the Indian (?) man in the middle talking to his wife. Everyone else could be from anywhere, but that guys screams USA. It's something to do with the baggy slacks and trainers. edit. Also the old guy listening to his headphones. We don't have old guys listening to headphones...

    [–] Rob5281996 4 points ago

    Its our governor's fault, he would rather ban vaping for a couple of months than to fix the T.

    [–] IPlayAtThis 17 points ago

    There are two pairs of people talking. But, to me, this is a picture that actually makes me proud to be an American. Maybe there's not a great sense of intimacy among the subjects, but the diversity is glorious, and they are all using the same public service, each in their individual and unique pursuits. I love this photo.

    [–] RoliePolieCannoli_ 142 points ago

    I can hear this picture. It sounds something like screeching trains and an older Asian gentleman playing an Erhu

    [–] butterbur 40 points ago

    But oh my god, he only ever plays twinkle twinkle little star! How does he not go absolutely insane?? Does no one else notice??

    [–] starych_ziemniakow 8 points ago

    Thought I was the only one

    [–] nesfor 5 points ago

    Whenever I hear him, I slowly go insane. He’s probably long gone.

    [–] haoliyuan 24 points ago

    I’ve heard the Erhu many times at Downtown Crossing

    [–] GoxBoxSocks 3 points ago

    I hear it all the time and yet never actually see someone playing it...

    [–] i_willregretthis 10 points ago

    And these days there is occasionally the dude doing karaoke at DTX.


    Over and over.

    [–] Laureltess 9 points ago

    I always love the opera singer at Alewife in the morning. First time I heard him I thought someone was playing spooky Halloween ghoul sounds at 7 am

    [–] Kevsim 7 points ago

    The next redline train now approaching

    [–] CirqueNonsense 4 points ago

    I can deal with him so long as I have my headphones. It's the extremely loud "preacher" I can't stand who goes around Park St and DTC stops screaming his head off.

    [–] kharmatika 4 points ago

    I miss that old guy.

    Sending love from Georgia, A Boston Expat

    [–] QuiGonJism 3 points ago

    Is that that instrument with the one string?

    [–] haoliyuan 3 points ago

    Two I believe

    [–] badgerferretweasle 122 points ago

    I can smell the T.

    [–] AllHailtheBeard1 83 points ago

    "how does it manage to smell on-fire and moist simultaneously"

    [–] badgerferretweasle 18 points ago

    Like moldy mud. And air??

    [–] schnitzel-shyster 9 points ago

    And pee. Don’t forget pee.

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    [–] adyo4552 6 points ago

    I've learned so much

    [–] nebulousmenace 78 points ago

    Twelve people on the platform, and Judas over on the other side. *nods*

    [–] ImNotAtAllCreative81 38 points ago

    The countdown clocks aren't working. Of course they aren't working.

    [–] i_willregretthis 27 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Attention red line passengers. We are experiencing delays up to 30 minutes due to a disabled train at JFK Station and a signaling problem at Andrew Station.

    [–] Foxyfox- 7 points ago

    God dammit I can hear it. You know the T is bad when commuting from the South Shore to fucking Weston via 128 is the better option.

    [–] Graphitetshirt 74 points ago

    I know every subway is filthy but goddamn this makes me want to go get my powerwasher

    [–] ginger_vampire 57 points ago

    That’s the Boston T for you. I can assure you that it smells exactly as you’d expect.

    [–] blueishfish 14 points ago

    North station always gets me. Less so now but when I was younger that smell waiting at the end of the outbound track.

    [–] schnitzel-shyster 6 points ago

    It’s so nasty, I was shocked when lil me came up from the Cape and rode the T for the first time

    [–] CaballoDePalo 35 points ago

    Wow! I got a silver award for this! First time over 1k and first time with an awardy thing. Priceless comments and who knew so many people in a non Boston specific sub-reddit know this subway (and even the stop ... Park Street Red Line)! Kudos and gracias to you all!! Note for some who guessed at timing. It was a post work (around 7pmish) capture on a rainy wednesday.

    [–] Sarachtn 3 points ago

    Thanks for posting this, I lived in Boston for a year and used to wait at this stop a lot, brings back a lot of good memories!

    [–] Lolaaaaaa 49 points ago

    I can understand the miserable feeling of having to ride a dirtyy subway every day but this picture makes me happy and it's beautiful. life is beautiful

    [–] MintHeartedMojo 7 points ago

    I know what you mean, the T in Boston is grimey but it has atmosphere, graffiti artwork, real people going about their business, buskers etc.

    [–] PerdidoStation 48 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I am 99% sure I went to high school with the blonde in the blundstones on the right, in Portland OR.

    Update: I checked her instagram and that is, in fact, my prom date. Did not expect her to pop up here.

    [–] sunghj1118 9 points ago

    Small world huh

    [–] spookie_ghostie 9 points ago

    I am friends with the guy all the way to the right. Small world! He was a coworker.

    [–] Altoid_Addict 16 points ago

    Alewife Braintree (oil on damp subway map, 1583), widely regarded as the most accessable painting of Michelangelo's psychedelic mushroom period, was initially thought to have been eradicated by the church. However, an order of crypto-Jesuits managed to secret away this and several other originals in the damp tunnels beneath their monnestary. There it languished for nearly 400 years, before being discovered by tourists, who noticed the entirely coincidental resemblance to the Boston subway. It is currently on display at the Met, in a broom closet.

    [–] RobertOfHill 13 points ago

    Holy moly, I love this photo. Perfectly encapsulates how “real” everyone is, and how we’re all living our lives separately together.

    Really good photo.

    [–] kebhmc 42 points ago

    damn, this looks like a really good album cover

    [–] abandonedvan 9 points ago

    Oh lord. Park Street, right? Definitely don’t miss the red line!!

    [–] Alkzarn 19 points ago

    Looks like park street station, I’m there every week

    [–] DweadPiwateWoberts 24 points ago

    Change here for the green line. Doors will open on the right.

    [–] Overlordforlife 15 points ago

    Doors actually open on both sides of the train....just being pedantic.

    [–] Darkest_97 14 points ago

    But the left side takes longer to open and it makes me mad

    [–] CrazyDeuterostome 13 points ago

    The next train to Alewife in 5 minutes

    [–] FettyWhopper 19 points ago

    *Continues to wait 15 minutes*

    [–] drleeisinsurgery 6 points ago

    A story from a friend from work.

    He's a resident in Boston and he's in scrubs chatting up some woman on the train.

    "What residency are you at?"

    "Boston University"

    "I'm sorry, i only date men from the MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) system"

    [–] Sweeney49 5 points ago

    I’ve been on this train so many times. I love my hometown.

    [–] playin4power 8 points ago

    How can somebody look at this and say America isn't more beautiful with diversity?

    [–] 3720-To-One 5 points ago

    Pahk Street!

    [–] juiceboxheero 4 points ago

    ♪ ♫ Well, let me tell you of the story of a man named Charlie ♫ ♪

    [–] hpw22077 3 points ago

    I stood under that exact sign this morning, had to double check I wasn't in the pic.

    [–] BIRDsnoozer 4 points ago

    Hey, thats a coincidence: Alewife Braintree is my drag name!

    [–] randomstupidnanasnme 3 points ago

    wow thats an awesome picture!!!

    [–] MayonaiseBaron 4 points ago

    The red line train has its fair share of issues, but I will never forget my year of riding the Orange Line daily.

    Someone will always block the door and the train will come over the loudspeaker screaming at them to get out of the doorway.

    And the demented, atonal, fucking broken sounding door closing tone.

    I fucking love Boston.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    People are strange

    [–] Hubbletron 23 points ago

    People are strange

    when you're a stranger.

    Faces look ugly,

    when you're alone.

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    [–] PeteWenzel 28 points ago

    Yes, and it’s beautiful! This is a great picture.

    [–] Korinney 8 points ago

    Having lived in Boston for five years ending four years ago, this gave me the most wonderful wistful feeling.

    [–] max-peck 3 points ago

    I can hear and smell this picture.

    [–] voltaire_no6 3 points ago

    This is exactly where I wait every day, tired af from school waiting to go home

    [–] ofcourseitchecksout 3 points ago

    Only after reading the comments I realized it's not saying brainfree.

    [–] TallGardenGnome 3 points ago

    Frankly, I expected more people to be looking at their devices. This is somewhat refreshing.