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MBTA Alewife Station

Metro Station and Bus Station
North Cambridge, Cambridge
  • Sabrina G.
    "Don't fall down the stairs like I did."(4 Tips)
    Jim G.
    "The traffic jams departing from the parking garage are EPIC!!!"(3 Tips)
    colleen b.
    "Tons of traffic jams around rush hour"(2 Tips)
    Doug N.
    "here early during a snowstorm b/c the limited parking"(2 Tips)
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  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    It's the end of the line. Not much around except for a Bertucci's and a strip mall
  • huskyboi
    huskyboiDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The end of the red line. Check out the restrauants nearby. The kiosk in the station that sells samosas are pretty decent!
  • Doug N.
    Doug NyrenNovember 17, 2014
    If u park here 4 work make sure 2 get here early during a snowstorm b/c the limited parking gets worse due to people who live in the area also parking their cars in garage when there's a parking ban
  • David D.
    David DachowskiSeptember 11, 2013
    Even though this is the Northern terminal of Boston's busiest subway line, you CANNOT F*&#)@G GET A NEW CHARLIE CARD HERE AND THUS MUST PAY A HIGHER FARE.
  • Cheryl L.
    Cheryl LeMayJuly 9, 2013
    Pay for parking once u get here. Then you dont have to worry about it when you leave.
  • Carolina
    CarolinaApril 2, 2013
    Bus 350 stops at the door where bus 4 is supposed to.
  • Rosanna Y.
    Rosanna YuenMarch 31, 2013
    Electric car chargers on level 2
  • Johnny F.
    Johnny FanelliFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you haven't been here in a while make sure to take your parking garage ticket with you. You pay inside the station now. No more attendants. There are kiosks near the stairs and elevator.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McAuley-PomeroyDecember 8, 2012
    Run for your bus!
  • 🙏💖Aliya Divine DivaLiya J.
    🙏💖Aliya Divine DivaLiya Jenkins💎👑October 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Now accepting credit cards for parking!!
  • Jim G.
    Jim GormanSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're trying to save time by avoiding the drive into the city, FORGET THIS PLACE!!! The traffic jams departing from the parking garage are EPIC!!!
  • Sabrina G.
    Sabrina GafkenAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't fall down the stairs like I did. c:
  • matt
    mattMarch 2, 2012
    Samosa guy's samosas are fairly spiced.
  • Amy P.
    Amy ProiettiNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I always park on the top level (5). Plenty of spaces and a view of Cambridge.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want to catch plague, use the bathroom here.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren H.M.October 1, 2011
    Don't touch the fans in the stations...well don't touch anything...
  • Helena H.
    Helena HayJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Plug your nose. It perpetually smells like bird poop.
  • Meghan G.
    Meghan GaffneyJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid this parking garage at all costs during rush hour. Horrendous.
  • Jonathan R.
    Public restrooms available. So civilized.
  • Shawn
    ShawnApril 30, 2011
    Just the tip.
  • Lynne B.
    Lynne BFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Direct bus to NYC leaves from here (@worldwidebus)! Convenient for North Cambridge/West Somerville/East Arlington :)
  • Tim C.
    Tim CJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to park your car during a snowstorm if you live in the area.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MontgomeryDecember 1, 2010
    @Anthony C. The lady with the carriage screams at me for putting on mascara on the T. "avoid" is a more gentle warning than I'd
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MontgomeryDecember 1, 2010
    The am crew at Dunkins is amazing. Those people are pros!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.November 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try avoiding the lady with the carriage. She always talks to herself. :)
  • Tilak P.
    Tilak PalanisamyJuly 15, 2010
    The exit stair to surface level can be confusing .. One leads to buses, another to pick-up-dropoff area and a third to bertuccis. look for the signs.
  • Jack V.
    Jack VinsonJune 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Funny location nearby: horrible intersection.
  • colleen b.
    Tons of traffic jams around rush hour if u r trying to pick people up or exit/enter parking lot
  • HealthyLoserGal
    HealthyLoserGalMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Alewife is the last stop on outbound Red line train.
  • ryan w.
    ryan whelanApril 23, 2010
    never trust the T when you think you have enough time to "just make it"
  • Greg G.
    Greg GraysonApril 8, 2010
    It's a train station.
  • Trapper M.
    Trapper MarkelzJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Take the stairs! #health
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