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Old 06-08-2018, 07:55 AM
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I currently commute on the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line into North station or take a bus into Wonderland and make my way to the Seaport via a shuttle put on by our building.

Based on several factors we have honed in on the northern part of Plympton to possibly relocate to. Access to South station/Red line is huge and would make my commute quicker.

Anyways, not looking for info on Plympton as we have joined local groups and have connected with a few people there.

What I am interested in is the Kingston/Plymouth line. Is it reliable? How long does it take to get off the train and either onto the silver line or to the street to walk to the Seaport?

I think you can go from the South station platform to the street which is not possible at North station.

I have checked on google maps and it usually suggests switching to the red line at JFK if you are going to DTX or further opposed to getting off at S. Station. This seems similar to the Fitchburg line and Porter.

I am planning on riding my bike to the Halifax station or parking but I will take the 1st or 2nd train so I doubt parking will be an issue.

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Old 06-08-2018, 12:19 PM
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Well to be frank once you get to Braintree the redline is faster. I'm all for transit but subways will probably always be faster than commuter rails.

I used it for quite some time. Can't really think of anything negative although the management company has changed. Just keep in mind when the gate is down it can be down for awhile. Taking a right out of it isn't a problem but if you need to take a left towards Pembroke it might be awhile.
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:13 PM
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The red line is slow as hell.

That said, commuter rail doesn't win awards for reliability, just like the rest of the MBTA.
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