Final Boston Party 2002 Itinerary
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 19-21, 2002
Created 12/1/01; Final update 7/27/02
Part A: FRIDAY ACTIVITIES
Leave South Station 1:00 PM MBTA Red Line "C"
Arrive Downtown Crossing 1:02 PM
Lunch at The Corner food court at Downtown Crossing.
Rest rooms at food court.
Leave Downtown Crossing 1:50 PM MBTA Orange Line
Arrive Back Bay Station 1:58 PM
Leave Back Bay Station 2:10 PM MBTA Train #615
Arrive Needham Heights 2:43 PM
Leave Needham Heights 2:53 PM MBTA Train #616
Arrive South Station 3:30 PM
Leave South Station 4:10 PM MBTA Train #715
Arrive Forge Park/495 5:17 PM
Leave Forge Park/495 5:27 PM MBTA Train #798
Arrive South Station 6:35 PM Via Dorchester Branch
We met the LAKE SHORE LTD., carrying Mike Hammond, which came into South Station on time!!
Dinner at South Station food court.
Rest rooms at South Station.
Leave South Station 7:25 PM MBTA Train #051
Arrive Braintree 7:40 PM
Except Alan Burden, who took the Red Line to Braintree instead.
END OF FRIDAY FEST
Part B: SATURDAY ACTIVITIES
Motel-6 Braintree gang had breakfast at Bickford's next to motel at 7 AM.
Leave Braintree 8:00 AM MBTA Red Line "B"
Arrive Downtown Crossing 8:27 AM
HaRRy, Jack, and Ed joined us here; Bill joined us at Forest Hills.
Leave Downtown Crossing 8:32 AM MBTA Orange Line
Arrive Forest Hills 8:49 AM
Leave Forest Hills 8:59 AM MBTA #39 bus
Arrive Heath Street Loop 9:09 AM
Leave Heath Street Loop 9:20 AM MBTA Green Line "E"
Arrive Arlington 9:39 PM (ran earlier than this)
Leave Arlington 9:45 AM MBTA Green Line "D"
Arrive Riverside 10:26 AM (ran earlier than this)
Leave Riverside 10:31 AM MBTA Green Line "D"
Arrive North Station 11:28 AM (ran earlier than this)
Lunch in vicinity of North Station. Some chose to eat on board AMTRAK train.
Rest rooms in North Station or aboard AMTRAK train.
Leave North Station 12:00 Noon AMTRAK Train #683 - DOWNEASTER
Arrive Haverhill 12:53 PM
Leave Haverhill 1:15 PM MBTA Train #1212
Arrive Malden 2:09 PM
Leave Malden 2:15 PM MBTA Orange Line
Arrive Oak Grove 2:19 PM
Leave Oak Grove 2:26 PM MBTA Orange Line
Arrive Haymarket 2:40 PM
Leave Haymarket 2:47 PM MBTA Green Line "D" or "E"
Arrive Park Street 2:52 PM (ran earlier than this)
Leave Park Street 2:55 PM MBTA Green Line "B"
Arrive Boston College 3:38 PM
Leave Boston College 3:45 PM MBTA Green Line "B"
Arrive Chestnut Hill Street 3:47 PM
Walk down hill to Cleveland Circle
Leave Cleveland Circle 4:05 PM MBTA Green Line "C"
Arrive Government Center 4:50 PM
Leave Government Center 4:57 PM MBTA Green Line "D" or "E"
Arrive Lechmere 5:08 PM
Portion in italics was changed because the "B" trolley was out of service. Instead, rode the "C" trolley outbound to Cleveland Circle, and then returned inbound on a "D" trolley from Reservoir station. This meant no transfer required downtown to get to Lechmere. Much time saved by this, and by not going to Boston College. Arrived at Lechmere about 4 PM, one hour earlier than planned.
Dinner at Cambridgeside Galleria; Rest rooms in mall.
Leave Lechmere 6:05 PM MBTA Green Line "D" or "E"
Arrive Government Center 6:17 PM (ran earlier than this)
Because we were ahead of schedule, we took 1-1/2 hours for dinner instead of one hour, and left at 5:30. We therefore ran about 1/2 hour earlier then the remaining Saturday times below.
Leave Government Center 6:27 PM MBTA Blue Line
Arrive Wonderland 6:40 PM
Leave Wonderland 6:47 PM MBTA Blue Line
Arrive Government Center 7:00 PM
Leave Government Center 7:07 PM MBTA Green Line (any route)
Arrive Park Street 7:09 PM
Leave Park Street 7:27 PM MBTA Red Line "B"
Arrive Braintree 7:55 PM
END OF SATURDAY FEST
Part C: SUNDAY ACTIVITIES
Leave Braintree 7:39 AM MBTA Train #2032
Arrive South Station 8:02 AM
Breakfast at South Station
Leave South Station 8:40 AM MBTA Red Line "A"
Arrive Ashmont 8:55 AM (ran later than this)
Leave Ashmont 8:57 AM MBTA Mattapan Line "M"
Arrive Mattapan 9:07 AM (ran later than this)
Leave Mattapan 9:16 AM MBTA Mattapan Line "M"
Arrive Ashmont 9:26 AM (ran later than this)
Because of longer-than-expected waits for the above trains, it was decided not to go to Alewife, but to get off at Porter Square to await the inbound commuter train. Rest room break as scheduled at Porter Square.
Leave Ashmont 9:43 AM MBTA Red Line "C"
Arrive Alewife 10:21 AM (did not go to Alewife)
Leave Alewife 10:42 AM MBTA Red Line "A" or "B"
Arrive Porter Square 10:45 AM
Bathroom break: Rest rooms in One Porter Square mall
Leave Porter Square 11:15 AM MBTA Train #2454
Arrive North Station 11:26 AM
Leave North Station 11:40 AM MBTA Orange Line
Arrive Downtown Crossing 11:44 AM
Leave Downtown Crossing 11:51 AM MBTA Red Line "A" or "B"
Arrive South Station 11:53 AM
Farewell Lunch at South Station
Lunch by myself!
END OF FEST