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MBTA Back Bay Station (BBY)

Metro Station, Train Station, and Bus Station
South End, Boston
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5.3/10
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  • Eric T.
    "If you love diesel fumes, this place is for you!"(6 Tips)
    Jenna W.
    "underground concourse into Copley and the Pru."(4 Tips)
    Will J.
    "The burritos at the ChaChaCha burrito cart are awesome."(2 Tips)
    iamreff
    "a bit sketchy but may save a couple minutes if you're heading east."(3 Tips)
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  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy to get to. Great employees! Trains are almost always on time and the people who ride are very respectful. It's a great alternative to flying around the Northeast. Plus, you can't beat the views!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Do not, under any circumstance even attempt to use the bathrooms here. You'll regret it. Seriously don't. Cross the street if you have to and go elsewhere.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the tunnel to copley!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeibowitzSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Horrible station. It's old, smelly, run down and the bathrooms are full of hobos. Go to South Station instead.
  • Ying W.
    Ying WangJune 8, 2014
    Do not use the women's restroom here. Gross and sometimes dangerous
  • Jason U.
    Jason UgaMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the hobo colony they call tge men's room at all costs.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CochranJanuary 3, 2014
    Ugh those diesel fumes though....still pretty safe thought for a train station, especially at night
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GeeJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They delay trains and don't post it. Their clerks are as intelligent as a box of hair.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SeeberDecember 26, 2013
    You'll freeze your tits off.
  • Kacey S.
    Kacey StamatsNovember 23, 2013
    Dear Amtrak, I think you're wonderful but I'll never understand why almost all of your bathrooms- on train and off- are so filthy.
  • Alex
    AlexNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Feel like you're in jail, use the stainless steel toilets and urinals!!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BakerNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The burrito cart is awesome.
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    MBTA COMMUTER RAIL ,AMTRAK N.E. CORRIDOR AND AMTRAK P-448 & P-449 TO/FROM CHICAGO.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChuJuly 29, 2013
    Free ride from back bay to south station
  • Aleece F.
    Aleece FitzgeraldJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't take the back stairs, the longer walk is worth it to your nose!!!
  • Maggie
    MaggieJuly 10, 2013
    Scariest bathrooms. HOVER LADIES
  • Vik C.
    Vik ChhabraJune 20, 2013
    Dogfish 90min is the only upside of the Accela.
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    AMTRAK N.E.C. / LAKESHORE LIMITED TO / FROM CHICAGO. COMMUTER RAIL AND ORANGE LINE SUBWAY TO NORTH STATION FOR AMTRAK TO MAINE.
  • Sandra G.
    Sandra GodsaveMay 4, 2013
    love is all we need a day begin story
  • Luofei D.
    Luofei DengApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the junkie with a sob story about needing money to catch a train to rehab. He loafs between here and South Station with the same racket.
  • Edith E.
    Edith EstereneMarch 19, 2013
    OK with services
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    ORANGE LINE SUBWAY,AMTRAK & COMMUTER RAIL.
  • Angela G.
    Angela GreeneDecember 28, 2012
    Reminds me of the port authority circa the 70's.
  • john m.
    john matarazaDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been in coal mines with better air quality.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JonesNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The raw juice place is great and open early....
  • Peter
    PeterNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the bathrooms at all costs. There are no working soap dispensers and who knows what sort of foul behavior has taken place in the stalls.
  • Liam M.
    Liam McCartneyNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't arrive too early for your departing train or you'll end up breathing in diesel fumes while you wait.
  • Emily X.
    Emily XQNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Back Bay bathrooms are so wretched it makes you wonder what third world bathrooms are like... Hmmm renovation needed ASAP!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OOctober 31, 2012
    There is a tunnel that leads to the shops at Copley and the Prudential Center Mall.
  • Miguel M.
    Miguel M.October 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Needs better ventilation on tracks 1-3. Constant fog of diesel in the air.
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KatzSeptember 19, 2012
    This place takes the cake for being the ugliest MBTA commuter station in Boston. Also, about the bathrooms here... I'd avoid those.
  • Colin B.
    Colin B.September 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Men's room is mad sketchy.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CobbSeptember 8, 2012
    Using the restroom is a great way to lose weight. It is the most humid place in existence.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FogartyAugust 22, 2012
    I could be wrong, but if the constant heat and smoke are any indication, this place is built on a volcano.
  • A. Frank L.
    A. Frank LacinaAugust 11, 2012
    So smelly and damp/humid.
  • Emily X.
    Emily XQJune 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you haven't seem the dude who looks like Alice Cooper carrying around a lady twin mannequin torso, then you haven't truly experienced Back Bay station.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony Abu-HannaJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sucks.
  • Chocolee W.
    Chocolee WilsonJune 2, 2012
    Use the private stall when using mens room, and wear gloves.
  • Julie R.
    Julie RingdahlMay 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Two dunkin donuts in the station!! Love it
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 17, 2012
    Pick up a commuter rail train or feed the birds that inexplicably inhabit this station.
  • Shirronda A.
    Shirronda AlmeidaApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Red box hot spot
  • Patrice J.
    Patrice JonesApril 5, 2012
    Not the best ventilated venue. Double Dunkin Donuts is nice though.
  • Pose M.
    Pose ManApril 1, 2012
    Took a big dump in the one stall that had a lock... Pretty peaceful lol
  • Todd
    ToddMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    At cart between subway and commuter rail, get a bacon, egg, cheese on a roll. Epic win! Cat makes a killer sandwich.
  • Maureen A.
    Maureen AllisonMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the pidgeons! They're EVERYWHERE.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BaranowMarch 10, 2012
    Trying to get high for free? Come hang out at this stop for a little, they got those bomb fumes.
  • Katie S.
    Katie ScannellFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pigeons everywhere
  • Pam M.
    Pam MabroukFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the restrooms across the street. The facilitirs in Back Bay are horrid
  • Jack M.
    Jack McNamaraFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a flashmob where everyone gets depressed
  • Taro M.
    Taro MinamiJanuary 14, 2012
    Check the train schedule in advance or you may end up waiting 1 hour or more. Not fun.
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