So. Here is my little bit on the MBTA train lines.
GREEN LINE ( B/C/D LINES )
I lived off the D line for 14 years… One rain drop, snow flake, or wind gust and the damn thing would be delayed or they would run shuttles. The above ground platforms need fixing. Over crowded during any high peak event ( new years, baseball games, so on ) Do not even get me started on rush hour crush together your butt is my space good sir time…
For 1 1/2 years I was close to the B,C and D line… The C ran the best.
The C is always quick and mostly working. Plus they have more cars most of the time. Also goes into some really cool areas. Some platforms need fixing but not all.
The B is so long. Too long to be honest. It took forever to get to my stop or any stop. So many lights and it stops every 2 blocks. Plus annoying drunk college kids. Most platforms are a thin side walk between the train and traffic. STAND BEHIND THAT YELLOW LINE KIDS.
I live off the blue line currently and my only issue is the damn bus. Also I never get tried of the joke “I am going to fall down the rabbit hole to wonderland.” The construction on Gov. center sucks big time. Since I almost always need to take the green line after the blue.
THIS LINE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME! i SWEAR! Why you ask? It seems to attract teenagers who act like damn bulls and the scary crazies.
I have watched a bunch of these teens just start full out fight on a car that people were trying to get off. They did this within 5 feet of a young child. and within 1 foot of me. These teenagers also broke an MBTA train door window. Another day I had a window get shattered behind me. If the window wasn’t tempered, I would have been covered in glass. They love to press the emergency button for the moving stairs. LOVE IT! They do it when it is full of people. Old, young, disabled, children, anyone. My favorite was the time i walked out and 2 minutes later a swarm of cops ran in with guns drawn out.
The crazies are 10x more fucked up compared to the red line. There was one guy who was… I guess nice? He calls me nice white lady every time he sees me because I told him he had dropped his glove. He likes to go on long HIV rant/jokes about how “country white boy got AIDS in the city”. He also likes to eat chicken wings on a daily.
The train is almost never delayed and runs very nice but not sure it is good for my health haha.
The red line is the most productive line. It runs frequently and is almost never delayed.
The druggies are very amusing to watch. They sometimes fight each other. The late night red line sometimes has a drunk hobo asleep in the corner or on the rare chance a hobo who comes on at one stop, pees on the floor and gets off at the next… this has happened 4-5 times to me and I hear stories from friends daily about it. Sometimes you’ll get the person who has some screws loose screaming about God or something about everyone going to hell.
It runs to some cool areas where if you explore them you can find some wicked cool “hole-in-the-wall” places. The poles can be used to dance on late at night. (Oh the drunken pole dance videos of friends.)
THE COMMUTER RAIL ( PURPLE LINE )
This shit isn’t cheap. It is 99% of the time on time and runs very well. Some people are a bit crabby and pissed off at the end of the day. The quite car is the first car. This car doesn’t allow talking on cell phones, loud music, loud talking or anything that could be loud to other passengers.
PLEASE ADD TO THIS!
What do you think of all the train lines?
What do you agree/disagree with?
What is the scariest thing you have had to deal with?
What is the funniest thing you have seen?