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By Frank Cheney

Boston's rapid-transit Blue Line covers a distance of 5.94 miles, a twenty-three-minute go back and forth that starts off at Bowdoin station in downtown Boston, travels below the harbor, passes Revere seashore, and forestalls at Wonderland. modern-day commuters could be stunned to profit that the road they're using was operated via trolley automobiles and narrow-gauge steam-powered commuter trains, for it was once now not until eventually 1904 that the East Boston Tunnel lower than the harbor used to be accomplished. via 1917, the variety of humans using the Blue Line had climbed to 25 thousand an afternoon. even supposing major advances were 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, while the Blue Line used to be prolonged to Orient Heights, Suffolk Downs, and Revere Beach.

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