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Transit Views from Massachusetts, Part 2

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This is a continuation of Part 1, which can be seen here: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/49368-transit-views-from-massachusetts-part-1/

 

Pictures were taken on the return trip home from Massachusetts. I had about two hours before catching the train to Boston, so I took some photos and videos of the buses. I would die if I had to rely on their bus service, IMO. Anyways, these pictures were taken at the Lowell Train Station, which is also the intermodal facility for LRTA, MVRTA, Peter Pan, and other intercity buses.

 

27947793932_8e182618a4_b.jpg2015 Gillig LF 29' 1504 on the 13 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27436315324_f6d20984ec_b.jpg2015 Ford F-450 Coach and Equipment Phoenix 1511 on the 10 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27947791962_12f21d7a6e_b.jpg2007 Gillig LF 35' 709 on the 7 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28050154115_c0616eb089_b.jpg2007 Gillig LF 35' 709 on the 7 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015625216_d17509209b_b.jpg2009 Gillig LF 35' 908 on the 41 (MVRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015624216_4ef040077d_b.jpg2009 Gillig LF 35' 908 on the 41 (MVRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015622816_5d676243b9_b.jpg2008 Gillg LF HEV 35' 814 on the 14 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015621716_0fbff78191_b.jpg2015 Gillig LF 29' 1503 on the 16 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27436095303_32abf0340c_b.jpg2010 Gillg LF HEV 35' 1001 on the 1/8 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27972731651_922e49cc67_b.jpg2011 Gillg LF HEV 35' 1101 on the 6/9 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015619046_38a9f3b0cb_b.jpg2007 Gillig LF 35' 704 on the 3/4 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27972749091_325da4f873_b.jpg2009 Gillig LF 35' 908 on the 41 (MVRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27947806752_00954b79cc_b.jpg2015 Gillig LF 29' 1506 on the 17 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015640916_3cf824f3c8_b.jpg2007 Gillig LF 35' 704 on the 12 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015639936_705b2d150f_b.jpg2015 Gillig LF 29' 1505 on the 15 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015618526_32299c811a_b.jpg2015 Ford F-450 Coach and Equipment Phoenix 1512 on the 10 (LRTA) at the Robert B. Kennedy Center Bus Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

So then, after while, it is time for the train to arrive (from Boston) before going to Boston. I'd rather take the LIRR though, I'm not a fan of bi-hourly (or even 135-150 minute headways) on most lines on the commuter rail system.

 

27947805092_ace2d88d1b_b.jpgLowell Line Train arriving in Lowell by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

Here's the locomotive, train 2027.

 

28015617796_14c4905b02_b.jpg2014 Motive Power HSP46 2027 on Lowell Line Train 1305 (MBTA Commuter Line) at Lowell by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

I take this train to Boston North Station. I'm glad I bought a ticket at Boston North Station for the return trip, because a fare hike went into effect July 1st (which is the day before I was going to travel towards Boston). Otherwise, instead of $9.25, the fare would have been $10. Here's a picture of 2027 at North Station.

 

27436310254_f152cc55f5_b.jpg2014 Motive Power HSP46 2027 on Lowell Line Train 1306 (MBTA Commuter Line) at Boston North Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

After getting off the train, I take walk along some Boston streets to Boston South Station. It was 1:52 PM, and the bus left before 4 PM. It was nice, since I had time to make the trip (it was 22 minute regardless). Here's a 111C at Haymarket Station. 

 

28015616646_39f8374d77_b.jpg2006 New Flyer D40LF 651 on the 111C (MBTA) at Haymarket Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015616036_b943d2e2bf_b.jpg2006 New Flyer D40LF 651 on the 111C (MBTA) at Haymarket Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

Here are some other buses around the Boston area

 

27972724671_a10a28bb37_b.jpg2006 New Flyer D40LF 694 on the 93 (MBTA) at Sudbury Street/Congress Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28015614606_1fe486b8c3_b.jpg2006 New Flyer D40LF 601 on the 92 (MBTA) at Congress Street/Hanover Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28050144815_177d2451e4_b.jpg2015 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XDE40 on the 93 (MBTA) at Milk Street/Federal Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

The streets in Boston were not too packed, given it was a Saturday. 

 

27972722091_a40ba55163_b.jpgView of Boston from ground level outside of South Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

Boston South Station has many more trains than North Station passing through, in addition to housing the bus terminal, where various intercity bus lines operate from. 

 

27972720971_8af3e23ef5_b.jpg1988 Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm CTC-3 1524 operating for MBTA Commuter Rail at Boston South Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

27436085403_3a90b712dd_b.jpg1990 Kawasaki CTC-4 1703 operating for MBTA Commuter Rail at Boston South Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

28050143975_f523729ca0_b.jpg1990 Kawasaki CTC-4 1708 operating for MBTA Commuter Rail at Boston South Station by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

 

I then take the bus back to NYC, which was a Peter Pan bus. It was an interesting experience though, even though I only got to ride MBTA's commuter rail. Here are some videos though:

 

 

 

 

Thanks for viewing. Once again, if you haven't seen part one, the link is here: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/49368-transit-views-from-massachusetts-part-1/

 

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