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Timeline of the Boston (USA) Rail Transit Network

Commuter Railway (MBCR)

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Metro (MBTA)

10-06-1901: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > Sullivan Square - North Station (Green Line's station) - (Dudley) [via Green Line's Tremont Street Subway]
22-08-1901: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > City Square - Dover [rerouted some service via Atlantic Ave Elevated]
22-05-1902: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > Thompson Square station added
30-12-1904: East Boston Tunnel (Blue Line) > [tube mouth] - Courth St - Maverick - [tube mouth] (streetcar service)
05-04-1906: East Boston Tunnel (Blue Line) > Aquarium station added (streetcar service)
30-11-1908: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > North Station (Green Lineīs station) - Dover [service via Green Line's Tremont Street Subway replaced with service via Washington St Tunnel]
22-11-1909: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > Dudley - Forest Hills (former station)
23-03-1912: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Park St - Harvard (former station)
11-09-1912: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > Green St station added
26-10-1912: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Harvard (former station) - Stadium
04-04-1915: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Park St - Downtown Crossing
16-03-1916: East Boston Tunnel (Blue Line) > State - Court St closed (streetcar service)
18-03-1916: East Boston Tunnel (Blue Line) > State - Bowdoin - [tube mouth] (streetcar service)
03-12-1916: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Downtown Crossing - South Station
15-12-1917: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > South Station - Broadway
19-06-1918: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Broadway - Andrew
15-03-1919: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > Sullivan Square - Everett
21-04-1924: East Boston Tunnel (Blue Line) > Bowdoin - Maverick (metro service)
05-11-1927: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Andrew - Fields Corner
01-09-1928: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Fields Corner - Ashmont
27-02-1932: Cambridge-Dorchester Subway (Red Line) > Charles/MGH station added
30-09-1938: Boston Elevated Railway (Orange Line) > City Square - Dover closed [service via Atlantic Ave Elevated withdrawn]
05-01-1952: Blue Line > Maverick - Orient Heights
21-04-1952: Blue Line > Orient Heights - Suffolk Downs (former station)
19-01-1954: Blue Line > Suffolk Downs (former station) - Wonderland
18-11-1967: Red Line > Stadium station closed
01-09-1971: Red Line > JFK/UMass (not yet opened) - Quincy Center
07-04-1975: Orange Line > Sullivan Square - Haymarket [rerouted]
06-09-1975: Orange Line > Sullivan Square - Wellington
27-12-1975: Orange Line > Wellington - Malden
14-02-1976: Blue Line > Suffolk Downs (former station) station closed (eastbound platform)
19-03-1977: Orange Line > Malden - Oak Grove
24-03-1979: Red Line > Harvard (former station) - Harvard/Brattle (provisional station)
22-03-1980: Red Line > Quincy Center - Braintree
03-01-1981: Blue Line > Bowdoin station closed
11-01-1981: Blue Line > Bowdoin station reopened
31-01-1981: Red Line > Harvard (former station) station closed and Harvard/Holyoke (provisional station) station added
01-05-1981: Orange Line > Chinatown station closed
15-05-1981: Orange Line > Chinatown station reopened
03-03-1982: Blue Line > Bowdoin station closed
03-03-1982: Orange Line > Chinatown station closed
17-04-1982: Orange Line > Chinatown station reopened
20-04-1982: Blue Line > Bowdoin station reopened
06-09-1983: Red Line > Harvard/Brattle (provisional station) and Harvard/Holyoke (provisional station) stations closed and Harvard station added
10-09-1983: Red Line > Quincy Adams station added
03-01-1984: Blue Line > Suffolk Downs (former station) station closed (westbound platform) and Suffolk Downs station added
08-12-1984: Red Line > Harvard - Davis
30-03-1985: Red Line > Davis - Alewife
04-05-1987: Orange Line > Chinatown - Forest Hills [rerouted]
14-12-1988: Red Line > JFK/UMass station added

Light Rail (MBTA)

01-08-1859: Green Line > Huntington Avenue - Tremont Street
01-06-1888: Green Line > Harvard - Beacon Street
13-01-1889: Green Line > Beacon Street - Cleveland Circle
15-08-1896: Green Line > Commonwealth Avenue - Chesnut Hill Avenue
01-09-1897: Green Line >
(tube mouth - Public Gardens ramp) - Boylston - Park Street - (tube mouth)
01-10-1897: Green Line > Boylston -
(tube mouth - Pleasant Street ramp)
03-09-1898: Green Line > Scollay Under (later: Gov't Center) station added
26-05-1900: Green Line > Chesnut Hill Avenue - Boston College
10-06-1901: Green Line > Sullivan Square (former station) -
(tube mouth - Causeway Street ramp) - Adams Square - Park Street (intermediate station at City Square), Boylston - (tube mouth) - Dudley (former station) via Green Line's Tremont Street Subway (intermediate stations at Pleasant Street, Dover and Northampton) and Adams Square - (tube mouth - Causeway Street ramp) service withdrawn
11-07-1903: Green Line > Huntington Avenue - Heath Street
01-06-1912: Green Line > Adams Square -
(tube mouth - Causeway Street ramp) - Lechmere
26-07-1914: Green Line > Boylston -
(tube mouth - inbound Boylston Street ramp) and Boylston - (tube mouth - outbound Public Gardens ramp) closed
03-10-1914: Green Line > Boylston - Massachusets (later: Auditorium) -
(tube mouth)
13-11-1921: Green Line > Arlington station added
04-12-1928: Green Line > Adams Square -
(tube mouth - Causeway Street ramp) service restored
26-08-1929: Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line > Ashmont - Milton
21-12-1929: Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line > Milton - Mattapan
23-10-1932: Green Line > Auditorium - Kenmore -
(tube mouth)
16-02-1941: Green Line > Boylston -
(tube mouth - Charles Street ramp) closed
16-02-1941: Green Line > Copley - Symphony -
(tube mouth) - Northeastern
20-08-1955: Green Line > Science Park station added
04-07-1959: Green Line > Kenmore -
(tube mouth) - Riverside
06-04-1962: Green Line > North Station -
(tube mouth - Pleasant Street ramp) closed
06-10-1962: Green Line > Kenmore station closed
11-10-1962: Green Line > Kenmore station reopened
28-10-1963: Green Line > Gov't Center - Haymarket -
(tube mouth) rerouted via new tunnel section
10-05-1971: Green Line > Haymarket (new station) station added
24-06-2006: Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line > Ashmont - Mattapan service withdrawn
22-12-2007: Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line > Ashmont - Mattapan service restored
24-06-2004: Green Line > Haymarket - Lechmere service withdrawn
12-11-2005: Green Line > Haymarket - Lechmere service restored and North Station (underground station) station added






 



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