Commuter Rail

Commuter trains have served Boston for almost as railroads have existed. Many changes have occurred since the first scheduled commuter trains began running in 1834 as routes were built and abandoned and ridership patterns changed. During the mid-20th Century much of the commuter service into Boston was discontinued as people switched to driving cars. Since the MBTA took over in the 1970s, it has maintained most of the network it inherited, and slowly restored service to other places.
South Side

Old Colony Lines
Other South Side Lines

North Side

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