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Old 05-10-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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Hi friends

I have to go from Logan airport to Longwood Medical area by T.

- Which option is better? Blue line and then Green line? or Silver line and the gGeen line?
- I take the ride at 15.30 aprox. It is a crowded time? I get a medium size luggage...
- How safe is the way? It is ok?

Thanks!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Hi friends

I have to go from Logan airport to Longwood Medical area by T.

- Which option is better? Blue line and then Green line? or Silver line and the gGeen line?
- I take the ride at 15.30 aprox. It is a crowded time? I get a medium size luggage...
- How safe is the way? It is ok?

Thanks!!!

If I am converting correctly, you will be getting on the train a 3:30pm local time. That is the start of when things get busy on the T in Boston. Not as bad as say 5 or 5:30, but it will be a little crowded. A medium size bag will not be an issue in terms or fitting and moving on the subway car.

I personally would go Blue Line to Green Line as it requires the least amount of transfers and Government Center is easier to transit at than Park Street thanks to the center platform at Government Center.

So, when you arrive and head outside of the terminal, look for the airport station shuttle. It's a short ride to the Blue Line station. Get on a train heading towards Bowdoin. Once you reach Government Center(4 stops from the Airport), get off and head upstairs to the Green Line platform. You will be looking for an E - Heath Street train. That will take you right down Huntington to the Longwood Medical Area. However, where in Longwood will you be going? Because the D - Riverside train also has a stop in the area and is closer to certain hospitals and facilities. The airport terminals have Charlie Card machines to buy tickets, but the Blue Line station will also have them as well.


Taking the Silver Line to South Station to catch the Red Line and then going to Park Street to catch the Green Line is a lot of stairs and Park Street can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with the area. Also, the Silver Line can be jammed coming out of Logan around that time in the day.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Blue to Green is a better option. If you take the Silver Line, you'll need to make two transfers. Even though the map makes it appear that Silver from the airport directly connects to Green, it doesn't. It's really two separate SL services that both terminate at South Station.

As for your other questions, it probably won't be too crowded, and lots of people ride with medium and even large bags. Safety isn't an issue. The 'T is generally safe, and where it isn't tends to be more at outlying stations with lots of bus transfer traffic. You won't hit any of that on your trip. Be sure when you transfer to Green, that you get on the right train. The Green Line is actually four different lines. Both D and E get close to the medical area. Depending on your actual destination, you might want to pick one over the other. But be sure that you don't take the B or C lines.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Great. Thanks a million!
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