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By Frank Cheney

Boston's rapid-transit Blue Line covers a distance of 5.94 miles, a twenty-three-minute trip that starts off at Bowdoin station in downtown Boston, travels lower than the harbor, passes Revere seashore, and forestalls at Wonderland. state-of-the-art commuters may be stunned to benefit that the road they're driving was operated by way of trolley automobiles and narrow-gauge steam-powered commuter trains, for it was once no longer until eventually 1904 that the East Boston Tunnel below the harbor was once accomplished. by means of 1917, the variety of humans driving the Blue Line had climbed to 25 thousand an afternoon. even if major advances have been made to deal with high-volume commuter site visitors, rush-hour congestion at downtown stations remained an issue. within the Nineteen Twenties, with ridership exceeding forty-two thousand humans an afternoon, the Boston increased Railway and the Boston Transit fee agreed to transform the tunnel to a rapid-transit operation with a move station at Maverick sq.. extra enlargement happened within the Fifties, whilst the Blue Line was once prolonged to Orient Heights, Suffolk Downs, and Revere Beach.

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