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Old 05-01-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Hello All,

Apologies if this post has been up before. Quick Question:

My wife and I are moving to the Boston area. She will be working at MGH and I am looking at a position in Framingham. We're interested in living in South End. Just wondering what I can expect in terms of a commute from South End to Framingham. Do the trains run out that far? I'll have a car also, so driving is an option.

Thanks
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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You could take the train from Back Bay to Framingham but there are two problems with that:
a) Getting from the Framingham train station to your work (unless they have a shuttle, which some big companies do, it's unlikely that your work is walking distance from downtown Framingham) However, if your work does have a shuttle it would be a pretty hassle-free way to go.
b) Limited schedule options - Here's the "outbound" schedule going from Boston west out to Framingham and beyond: MBTA Commuter Rail > Framingham / Worcester Lines Schedules and Maps
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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I commute from Watertown to Framingham. Although I don't have to deal with Boston traffic the Pike is fine heading to Framingham in the morning since it's going in the other direction of traffic. So I assume it's fine closer to Boston. The commute at night is fine as well. The only problems I encounter are on Friday afternoons around the tolls. Make sure you get a fast pass (they are free to get)- even though they don't help sometimes! Good luck and welcome to Mass!
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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I used to commute from the South End to Southborough (exit 12 on the Pike - Framingham is either exit 13 or exit 12) and it was a pretty easy reverse commute by car. A fast pass (for the tolls) is critical and it took 35-45 minutes in the morning and for later evening commutes (i.e. after 6:30/6:45). Earlier departures in the evening were more like 1 - 1.15 hours.

Hope that helps.
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