Pneumonia wrote:I would appreciate some more perspectives on the Green Line. Everyone seems to agree that it isn't preferable but I'm wondering why exactly? Inconsistent? Crowded? Full of homeless? All of the above? thanks!
I could literally rant for hours about this. The worst part: there are stops every 5 feet so it takes forever to get anywhere because it's a constant start and stop. And this is all above ground because it's more of a trolley than it is a subway so you have to deal with the added bonus of traffic and stop lights. It is also really inconsistant. All the other lines now have apps and big signs up in stations that tell you how far away the trains are, but for some reason not Green. Also, they never seem to run enough cars so during rush hour it's packed (although this is generally a T problem). It also just runs through an area where lots of colleges are so you get annoying college kids.
Taking the Green Line on a weekend night means you are guaranteed to get knocked over by a herd of undergrads who somehow still don't know how to stay upright on a moving train (and also don't know how to not be taking group pictures of themselves as they fail to remain upright on said train).
But the biggest issue for me is less the Green Line itself and more that it's incredibly inconvenient from Cambridge. You have to take the Red Line all the way in to a transfer stop and then take the Green Line all the way back out again. Bus options usually aren't any better, or will look better on Google Maps and then take a million hours anyway.