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Old 09-09-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Default how easy to get a cab at alewife station

as in a previous question, i am moving to boston area, likely watertown, waltham or lexington. will be using amtrak frequently for long weekends to go south.

If I come back to boston on sunday night, and take the red line to alewife or another station, how easy is it to get a cab to get the rest of the way home.
This question is influencing where i look for a apartment.

Close to walk to a station is great, but more expensive....so if it is easy to get a cab and not expensive, then it is reasonable to live farther away from a station.

how much would it cost to go from alewife to waltham area for example.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:44 AM
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The best bet is to find a Cambridge taxi cab company that you like and program their phone number into your cell phone. Just call ahead for a cab when your train is a stop away from Alewife.

And get the bus schedules for the service to where you live.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:52 AM
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BTW it should be easy to get a cab at Alewife since it's such a popular and busy T stop. However the availability will vary due to the time of day and day of the week.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Just program the numbers of a couple of Cambridge taxi companies into your phone and call one when you arrive at the station if there aren't any cabs hanging around. A Sunday night shouldn't be as busy for taxis as a Fri or Sat so it's unlikely that you'll have to wait more than 10-15 min for the cab to arrive.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Something to consider is that there are public transit options that may be able to get you closer than Alewife to many locations in Lexington, Watertown, or Waltham. Here is the front page for the transit service: MBTA.com > Official Website for Greater Boston's Public Transportation System. From there you can gain access to information about different modes of transit. I'm not sure how often they run, but I believe there are busses between Alewife and Lexington. Waltham has commuter rail service, with two stops in town, and the north side of Watertown is close to two commuter rail stops in Belmont. The Waltham and Belmont stations are on the same rail line. From the Porter Square stop along this same rail line, you can connect to the red line for your ride to South Station and southbound Amtrak trains.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by endersgame29 View Post
how much would it cost to go from alewife to waltham area for example.
You should call up a few Cambridge cab companies and ask them that question yourself. And a lot will depend on where in Waltham you live.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:24 AM
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BTW where down south will you be visiting so frequently? Do you have a girlfriend there?
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