Use this MBTA Map to help you travel around Cambridge, Massachusetts and surrounding areas, including Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, Allston via the MBTA. The MBTA is made up of many types of routes: four subway lines (the Green, Red, Blue and Orange), numerous buses (including the Silver Line) as well as an extensive commuter rail line to various parts of Massachusetts and beyond.
MBTA Subway History
The MBTA Subway has humble beginnings from the nineteenth century, and today is a staple of travel for resident commuters, college students, and visitors alike.
The MBTA was the first subway system in North America, with routes beginning at Park Street station in Boston and the Boston Common area. As time progressed, more lines were added and modified, making Cambridge a frequented and easily accessible stop on the MBTA transit system.
Frequently referred to as the “T,” the MBTA can take you all throughout Massachusetts and popular locales in New England.
While on the T, visitors can arrive at their destination in comfort and with the knowledge that they are experiencing one of the finest systems in the world.
The MBTA Green Line runs from Cambridge’s Lechmere neighborhood all the way to a variety of locations, including Boston’s Mission Hill area (Heath Street), Boston College, Cleveland Circle, and Riverside (Newton, also passes through Brookline). Each line is denoted by a letter so that commuters know where to go.
The MBTA Red Line towards Braintree runs from Cambridge’s Alewife Station all the way to Braintree, connecting at popular stops like Park Street and Downtown Crossing.
The MBTA Silver Line differs from other of its colored lines because it is not a subway system, but rather a system of buses and transit that gets visitors and residents to their destinations. The Silver Line is located primarily in Boston, but still is within easy access to Cambridge, Massachusetts. The MBTA Silver Line is the best way to get from Massachusetts’s Boston Logan Airport to Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding area.