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Old 06-01-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Moving there soon, any ideas how to get to East Cambridge from Charlestown? Thanks.
PS: I heard there's a water taxi? Or how about the T or bus?
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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It's an easy walk, right across the Gilmore (aka Prison Point) bridge. Said bridge spans the MBTA rail yards and connects Bunker Hill Community College - at Thompson Square - and McGrath Highway adjacent to the Museum of Science.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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It's an easy walk, right across the Gilmore (aka Prison Point) bridge. Said bridge spans the MBTA rail yards and connects Bunker Hill Community College - at Thompson Square - and McGrath Highway adjacent to the Museum of Science.
Well how about from the Navy Yard? Is that still a decent walk?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Well how about from the Navy Yard? Is that still a decent walk?
Okay, that might be too far of a walk. There is a bus, the #93 that runs by the Navy Yard that will take you to Haymarket Station where you can get on the subway. Save money by purchasing a monthly link pass or obtaining a pay-per-ride Charliecard which allows you to pay one fare for a combined subway and local bus combination if the transfer is made within 2 hours.

Where exactly in East Cambridge will you be working at?
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Okay, that might be too far of a walk. There is a bus, the #93 that runs by the Navy Yard that will take you to Haymarket Station where you can get on the subway. Save money by purchasing a monthly link pass or obtaining a pay-per-ride Charliecard which allows you to pay one fare for a combined subway and local bus combination if the transfer is made within 2 hours.

Where exactly in East Cambridge will you be working at?
I'll be attending Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge (1st St) and living at Harborview at the Navy Yard.
I appreciate the advice b/c I do have a car but wanted to know if I could sell it otherwise I'll keep it. By car it is literally 10 mins but it seems there's no a direct way using MBTA. How long would it take using the 93 bus plus the subway (to get to Cambridge it is the red T if I'm not mistaken)? And how late does it run? I'll probably look for a job in Cambridge or Downtown. Thanks.

I also saw the watertaxi from Charlestown that will take me downtown but from there I have no clue how would I get to Cambridge.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'll be attending Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge (1st St) and living at Harborview at the Navy Yard.
I appreciate the advice b/c I do have a car but wanted to know if I could sell it otherwise I'll keep it. By car it is literally 10 mins but it seems there's no a direct way using MBTA. How long would it take using the 93 bus plus the subway (to get to Cambridge it is the red T if I'm not mistaken)? And how late does it run? I'll probably look for a job in Cambridge or Downtown. Thanks.

I also saw the watertaxi from Charlestown that will take me downtown but from there I have no clue how would I get to Cambridge.
If Le Cordon Bleu has parking provided for you, then definitely keep your car because it is a very short drive. First Street in Cambridge has little parking however, especially all day parking and the few options would most likely cost you a lot in parking fees.

The #93 runs every 7 minutes during rush hour and every twenty minutes or so during the midday and Saturday. Night and Sunday service is not as frequent. It is a relatively short ride to Haymarket Station which is served by the Green and Orange Lines. Lechmere, the terminus stop of the Green Line, is actually the closest station to First Street and so you would want to board a Lechmere bound light rail Green Line vehicle and ride three stops to Lechmere Station. The Green Line also runs frequently during rush hour though you have to remind yourself that not every car goes to Lechmere so watch the vehicle signs carefully.

Is it faster than driving? No, but it might be the cheaper way, especially if you have to pay for parking.

Hope this helps.
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