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Old 03-13-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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For the first time in MANY years, I am thinking about heading down to South Boston for the St. Patrick's Day parade. I know that driving in would be a nightmare, especially finding parking, so public transportation is likely the best bet. How much is public transportation impacted by the parade. Are buses rerouted?

I have 2 options, and would like opinions on each:

1) Take the Boston Express bus from New Hampshire down to South Station, then hop on the red line to get to Andrew station.

2) Park at Wellington Station and take the orange line to Downtown Crossing, get the red line to Andrew Station.

Thoughts on either of these routes? And... just how crazy does it get?? Thanks
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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I think either should work, but check the advisories on Wellington first. There have been weekends recently where they take the orange line offline up until Sullivan while they do construction of the Assembly Square stop and re-route with buses, it would just add time.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Just prepare for a long, long wait after for access to the Subway.

Pay in advance for a roundtrip subway fare.

Cabs will be hard to get also.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Either option would be fine but if it were me, I would park at Wellington and take the Orange Line to DTX and then get on the Red Line to Broadway. Get off and head down Broadway until you hit D and E streets. Good place to watch. Once the parade has gone by I would walk down D Street to the Waterfront, grab a bite to eat and then head home.
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