MBTA Downtown Crossing Station

Metro Station · Downtown Boston
Washington St (at Summer St), Boston, MA 02110, United States
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–12:35 AM
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Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington St and Summer St and the corner of Chauncey St and Summer St in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. It is named after Downtown Crossing, the shopping area above the s... (See all)

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    Ned F.
    "same time as Orange Line trains to Forrest Hills."(7 Tips)
    Samantha M.
    "most people headed to backbay and forest hills."(5 Tips)
    Nandanie S.
    "Braintree train is now twice as more packed than the Ashmont."(3 Tips)
    The Transit Navigator
    "front of Alewife trains"(2 Tips)
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  • Jason C.

    It's pretty good during the day but rush hour is a nightmare

    Jason Colburn · February 26
  • Alexandra M.

    Always a mess...try to know where to head when you walk off the train to avoid a headache

    Alexandra Mottern · August 20, 2014
  • Marcus A.

    Not sure what they are but there are a bunch of creepy doors in between dtc and parkst? Numbered like apps with spy holes on them

    Marcus Adams · September 14, 2013
  • Benjamin D.

    New musician - decent guitar player with hilarious lyrical yelling. On the forest hills platform

    Benjamin Doyle · June 16, 2013
  • 🎀 Sara L.

    I had to transfer to another location which I did not want to come this route. I saw like a ten pound rat at this T Station. Gross much?!?

    🎀 Sara Lique🎀 · June 1, 2013
  • Chris I.

    Be courteous and either hold onto your trash or dispose onto a barrel. No one wants to be playing pong with your empty bottles.

    Chris Isabelle · May 14, 2013
  • 高手놀리밑™

    Buy your CharlieCard at the office here (closes at 5pm). Very handy because it saves you $0.50 per ride!

    高手놀리밑™ · March 18, 2013
  • Obsidian B.

    Cold in the winter, hot as all hell in the summer. Lots of crazy people, like this guy in front of me. Smells bad full of rats and roaches, although I find it pretty easy to navigate.

    Obsidian Black · January 21, 2013
  • Andrew S.

    Downtown Crossing is so hot as it touches the very tip of Hell.

    Andrew Schwartz · August 28, 2012
  • Joseph N.

    Warm pee smell YUM!

    Joseph Nicholas · May 16, 2012
  • Vanessa G.

    That popcorn stand can't possibly taste better than it smells...can it?

    Vanessa Gatlin · April 24, 2012
  • Jake S.

    This is a major hub for T riders; it has been known as "Washington" on the Red Line and "Summer and Winter" or "Washington Under" on the Orange Line, named for the streets above ground.

    Jake Smith · February 23, 2012
  • Nandanie S.

    Braintree train is now twice as more packed than the Ashmont. What the deuce.

    Nandanie Spahr · February 10, 2012
  • Whitney K.

    There is a Macy's next door. Also, the Park Street station is 2 blocks away :)

    Whitney Kleinert · January 27, 2012
  • Rebecca C.

    If your taking the orange line dont make eye contact, most ppl r crazy on that line.

    Rebecca C · January 19, 2012
  • Samantha M.

    If you are headed to stony brook or forest hills, get in the last car (closest to the redline stairs). Closer to the center of the train is better for most people headed to backbay and forest hills.

    Samantha McDuffee · January 4, 2012
  • Kendra H.

    Hold on to your belongings and don't make eye contact with anyone

    Kendra Halamoutis · December 15, 2011
  • Kelly J.

    Smells like pee everyday, all day

    Kelly Johnson · November 29, 2011
  • Myron B.

    Keep your bags high up or next to you, the roaches are all over the place.

    Myron Belfast · November 18, 2011
  • Sarah H.

    if u want the quickest way off the orange line heading 2 forest walk the entire length of the platform to the very end & get in the 1st car. it will be easier going to the main level of forest

    Sarah Hutchings · November 1, 2011
  • Sarah H.

    if ur on the orange line heading 2 forest hills take the car at like the

    Sarah Hutchings · November 1, 2011
  • Timothy W.

    Not like NY

    Timothy Whonder · October 31, 2011
  • Melissa S.

    Been taking the T for at least 15 years and this station still lacks more signs to direct me to the line I want to go. It's an underground maze.

    Melissa Silva · October 14, 2011
  • Nic T.

    It hasn't been said enough and probably never will be: it is fucking hot here. Crazy hot. Inexplicably hot.

    Nic Tuttle · October 10, 2011
  • Katelyn G.

    Smells like crap

    Katelyn Germano · September 30, 2011
  • Todd E.

    Busy on Tuesday Rushour

    Todd Every · September 20, 2011
  • Ian P.

    If you're heading to Alewife, get on the first few cars to be closest to the stairs & exit.

    Ian Placido · September 20, 2011
  • The Transit Navigator

    For speedy transfers between the Red/Orange lines, be in the front of Alewife trains, the center of Forest Hills trains, and the rear of Ashmont, Braintree, and Oak Grove trains.

    The Transit Navigator · September 10, 2011
  • Michael K.

    Still hot as all hell, no AC even in 85 degree weather.

    Michael King · August 24, 2011
  • Mike G.

    Beware downtown crossing station is one of most busiest area and watch out for crazed people

    Mike Gonzalez · August 22, 2011
  • Jack D.

    Think a out what end of the track you need to get off at your destination... you have time to walk to the end of the platform when you're waiting!

    Jack DeManche · August 9, 2011
  • Bex M.

    No ac while waiting in the summer. It's stifling!

    Bex M · July 20, 2011
  • Jenn

    Restrooms are located in the connecting Macy's; right outside the Orange Inbound line. Men's are found on the lower level while women's are 2 stories higher on the 2nd floor.

    Jenn · May 2, 2011
  • Jake M.

    Last train is 12:50am. Last call T-riders!

    Jake Mercurio · April 11, 2011
  • Ben B.

    If you are a fast walker, it is faster to take the tunnel to park st when switching from a forrest hills train to a alewife train. You can beat a train that you couldn't make at downtown xing.

    Ben Buchwald · March 12, 2011
  • Melissa S.

    Switching from an Orange line Oak Grove train @ downtown xing to green/red line (Park st) is one of the most difficult times I've ever had as a MBTA rider. Station needs more follow-the-arrow signs.

    Melissa Silva · February 17, 2011
  • Chuck D.

    Sorry, meant Franklin St. or Temple Place

    Chuck D'Antonio · January 11, 2011
  • Chuck D.

    The Winter St and Temple Place entrances put you on the far ends of the platform where it's usually less crowded.

    Chuck D'Antonio · January 11, 2011
  • christianne

    If you're taking the Orange Line to Oak Grove get on the last car--it's closest to the exit

    christianne · December 19, 2010
  • Paul H.

    For people traveling to Wellington Station, towards Oak Grove, get on the first cart as it lets you off directly in front of the Wellington stairs to exit!

    Paul H. · October 3, 2010
  • Colin d.

    Bring a fan...its hot down here!

    Colin du Mée · August 18, 2010
  • D'Anthony C.

    Still filthy... Yep Braintree to Ashmont Ratio still 3:1... Yep!

    D'Anthony Clark · June 17, 2010
  • Ned F.

    Red Line trains to Alewife typically show up at the same time as Orange Line trains to Forrest Hills. Please be considerate and don't go charging down the corridor - there will be another train soon e

    Ned F · May 17, 2010
  • Nick S.

    You can walk get to park street station through an underground concourse. Use this to transfer from orange to green and visa-versa

    Nick Sanchez · February 25, 2010
  • Alvaro T.

    Si vas hasta Forest Hills, siéntate en el último vagón

    Alvaro Terciado · July 20, 2012

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