Sunday, May 31, 2009

Green Line Trolley

Green Line Trolley at pulling into the station at Longwood Medical Area. The Green Line runs on city streets and partially underground through the downtown area. There are actually four Green Lines, designated by the letters B, C, D, and E. The fare is the same as for the subway Red, Orange, and Blue lines. If anyone noticed from a recent post, there is also a Silver Line. The Silver Line should have been a subway line, but for political and monetary reasons it is a Bus Line. The only bus line in the entire system that I know of that is designated by a color; the others usually are designated by numbers.

If your city has public transportation, how are the various lines designated?

19 comments:

tapirgal said...

We have one local mini-sized bus, as far as I know, so it's pretty easy to know which bus a person is talking about! There are a few, though, that run to Portland from here. I love it when I travel to a big city and get to figure it out. It's actually fun unless it doesn't make sense.

Malyss said...

Here we have only one tramway line,called "1". The politics would like to build a second line, but can't agree on the way the tram will follow..so we are waiting for "tram 2".Then , we have many buses lines.The "big lines", in the center of the city, have one number (line 1, line 7..)
and the "small lines"in the hills surrounding the city, have several numbers (line 351, line 207...)
And , with one or several numbers, our buses are always late, full, hot, too slow..so everyone takes a car!

cieldequimper said...

Buses in Versailles. And trains to Paris. No colours though. The green line with a yellow line...

Sally said...

Looks like a Melbourne tram.
We have trains - known by names. Buses have route numbers. There's only one light rail route.

B Squared said...

Haven't a clue (no pun intended). Like most "new" cities, public transportation was an afterthought.

Marie Reed said...

Wellll... We have 1 bus in our town that heads for Paris every morning at 7:)

Cezar and Léia said...

In Joinville where I live in this moment doesn't exist metro or this kind of tram but we have several lines of buses.It isn't good unfortunately.Always crowded and late.
Léia

Harriet said...

Ahhh...the E train. Thanks for the nostalgic post. I rode this line nearly every day for 3 years going to the Forsyth Center.

Linda said...

In Portland, Oregon our trains are by color and the buses by number.

joo said...

Nice arrangement by colours! We have buses here, organized by numbers and one tram line:)

Snapshutter said...

I remember that from my last visit to Boston. The color code makes it easy to understand the system.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Our public transportation isn't the best. I know we have a blue line but that's about all I know.

Harriet said...

Is the T shifting to a slightly different shade of green for the new trains on the Green Line?

PERBS said...

We are hoping to get light rail in the near future hee but across the river in Portland thee are several lines and all are designated by colors. This is light rail. They also have a Metrolink Train.

When I lived in s CA, their lines were designated as colors also.

Our buses are all C-Tran and designated by numbers with express buses to Portland having a number followed by EXPRESS.

toast said...

Oh, the green line. :) When I was a student at Boston University, the B line was my lifeline. Isn't Boston's subway system the oldest in America?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Well In India We Dnt have Lines System For Tains Though For Bus We Have Gold Line,Silver Line .....Thanks FOr Sharing The Information..Great

Niamh B said...

Why is there no "A" line in the green system? Why did that question only occur to me now, 11 years after I spent a summer living on it?

bl said...

My town is too small for public transport. When I first moved here, we had one "taxi" - someone who drove an old Volvo station wagon. I did live in Needham for 2 years and took this train to Longwood.

Kcalpesh said...

Nicely composed picture... I loved the way you've framed your pictures.. nicely done!