Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches of the Green Line).
Some of his observations:
In Canada, we call fake wood paneling "beaver paneling". Just realized it's a curious choice for the transit interior. Orange Line
North Quincy. Parking lots, parking lots everywhere.
They should have concerts in Maverick.
Tweeting with my feet in the water at Revere Beach.
Paused at Wellington. Wondering why three tracks. #TDay team discussing potential for express trains.
Finally, at 9:52 p.m., he tweeted from Boston College:
We made it! Final terminal of #TDay!
And that concludes #TDay, all open stations on all four rail lines (12 termini) of the #mbta in just under 12 hours.
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