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Old 06-14-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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So because I'm a VIP, I've been invited to Fenway Park on Thursday for a Sox game: batting practice on the field, a VIP tour of the ballpark, then seats in the press box for the game. I'm supposed to get there around 4:45 (though I'll probably show up later).

Only problem is, how do I get there? I was thinking about driving, but I just checked Google and the estimated drive from my house in East Greenwich at that time is "1:30 to 2:30." I didn't get to be a VIP by stupidly driving into that much traffic. What alternatives would you recommend? I'm thinking something to the effect of "drive to so-and-so T station, then take the train," but what's the best route involving easy parking and a manageable trip, including on the way home?
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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How about this? Drive to the Waban T stop and take the Green Line to Fenway. Google says the drive would take between 1:05 and 1:30 at that time.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:48 AM
 
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Looks like Newton Highlands is the same drive and two fewer stops on the train. But how's the parking? Anyone know?
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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I don't think there's any parking at Newton Highlands except maybe on the street.

Click on each station on the subway map and it will tell you about the parking.

MBTA Subway 'The 'T' > Green Line Subway Information, Schedules, Stops, and Maps
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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I don't think there's any parking at Newton Highlands except maybe on the street.
Is street parking out of the question, though? I did some street viewing and it looked like some of the side streets have one-hour parking until 6. Let's say I show up at 4:30 -- I could get away with that, couldn't I?
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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Take 95 N to Rte 1 N (do not go all the way to 128) which becomes Providence Hwy then VFW Pkwy then Center St. then Jamaicaway then Riverway right to Fenway as so much easier when you could just say Rte. 1). I have a free spot 10 minute walk from Fenway but not sure if Im ready to broadcast it out. Im sure you could find street parking if you get creative. Otherwise, maybe the garage under the Lanmark Center. Not sure what they charge these days.

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Old 06-14-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Pawtucket, RI
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Is street parking out of the question, though? I did some street viewing and it looked like some of the side streets have one-hour parking until 6. Let's say I show up at 4:30 -- I could get away with that, couldn't I?
If you go a block or two off Beacon Street on Collins Road or Waban Avenue, you can park close to the Waban Station without a time limit.

It looks like some of the streets around Newton Highlands are 2-hour parking until 6:00. Very close to the station is 2-hour parking until 10:00.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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If you go a block or two off Beacon Street on Collins Road or Waban Avenue, you can park close to the Waban Station without a time limit.

It looks like some of the streets around Newton Highlands are 2-hour parking until 6:00. Very close to the station is 2-hour parking until 10:00.
Pointless, just drive to Fenway. The T is a nightmare after games let out.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Pointless, just drive to Fenway. The T is a nightmare after games let out.
But what about the possibility that it'll take me two and a half hours to drive to Fenway? The drive to Newton could be as much as an hour shorter. That's according to Google Maps, at least. I'm also assuming, though I could be completely wrong, that the T will be less crazy in the westbound direction.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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If you're going to do the T's rapid transit, pay the $7 to park and go to Quincy Adams and take the Red Line. No parking concerns. After the game, you can skip the crowds at Kenmore and Fenway by walking up to the Museum of Fine Arts stop on the E (nice walk through the Fens) and catching that to Park where you'll transfer to the Red. While taking the Green Line from Riverside is a one-seat ride, waiting for an outbound B, C, or D after a Sox game is impossible. I'd prefer the transfer at Park to waiting in that crowd any day.

The commuter rail runs pretty late along that route. You could catch an 11:05p.m. or 12:04am from Back Bay to Providence. That'll be the most hassle free way to do it. Getting from Fenway to Back Bay is easy enough. You can either walk a block to Copley and get on the Green Line, take a cab/uber/lyft/fasten, etc. or just walk (about 15 minutes). You vou could even go nuts and catch a pedi-cab.

Or you can just drive. It's a pain, but if you use Waze, you'll get the best route.
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