If you're heading to South Station from here, exit train platform and thru waiting area to left, down a few stairs, outside and then head to T station to the right. Not the easiest trip.
Whoever thought to put a train terminal in a sports arena should have lost their job.
have to go outside to get from the T to the commuter? seems silly...
Very cool place to see. Also home to TD Garden, home of the Bruins and Celtics. If you have time before your train, you can even go peruse the team store!
North Station sits under the TD Garden sports arena where both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics play.
They have redbox here. It's also a decent spot to catch the green line to Fenway from the orange line.
Train to Maine!
If you play ingress there are two portals here :)
Clean and tidy.
Several pillars in the concourse area have power outlets. Handy for dead cell phone batteries!
They have free shuttles running when the train from north station to Lechmere is broken
2 shots of whiskey before boarding, and NEVER be in the car with the ankle-biters. Total buzz kill.
And never ever get an ice cream from the central booth- so disgusting I threw mine out
Train can stay at the station 20 minutes late on a game night so be warned
Green line is horrible, so slow!
If you're fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to take the last train, order a slice from Crazy Dough's Pizza - if it's late enough they'll give you 2 or 3 for the price of 1.
Announcements and signs aren't always correct. Ask your conductor where you're going first.
Don't expect a timely train to Lechmere!
Hungry? Ignore Pizza, McDonald's and Dunkin. Go to the Bier Garden on East Side of station and get a sandwich at the Stonyfield Cafe kiosk. FRESH and HEALTHY and yummy.
If you're heading upstairs to TD Garden for an event, make sure you pre-pay for your ride home on your way up. Having to fight your way to a Charlie Card machine after the game can be frustrating.
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT GODAWFUL SEWAGE SMELL?!
Always smells like poop.
If you are shopping at Haymarket, make change here
Only Amtrak Downeaster trains to New Hampshire and Maine arrive and depart from Boston North Station. All other Amtrak services in Boston depart from South Station and Back Bay Station.
Always have something to cover your nose because the smell is nauseating.
This is clearly the check in for the subway station. For the commuter rail, check in to the TD Garden or a platform.
Smells like eggs -_-
Avoid using a typical-looking laptop case. Put your laptop in a generic case could help protect you from being the victim of computer theft. Keep your holidays jolly by concealing your computer.
I want to know how people know which train to get on before they announce it.
This is a great station to make train connections like the Lowell line and the Amtrak downeaster to Portland maine
Watch out. Apparently trains here are on time. If you're familiar at all with the MBTA system you never would have guessed there was an exception to the rule.
Don't ever count on the Lowell train being on time.. Ever. Always the last to be called and last to board especially during rush hour!!!
If you're a high school student, there is a discount if you show ID
They need more times during the weekend, there's nothing between 5:50pm & 8:30pm. It would help out A LOT!
In case you need more than one Dunkin' Donuts while you wait for your train, you're in luck! There are two, within approximately 200 ft and eyeshot of one another...
It is impossible to get a Lechmere train after 9 am. 4/5 times, its faster to walk.
Taking a commuter train? Buy before you board or pay a hefty surcharge.
Don't wait until the last day of the month to buy your monthly pass! The line gets VERY long.
Get the truth about how late you're going to be due to the T here:
If you need a D or B train, sometimes it's faster to walk to gov't center.
By your ticket at North Station before boarding your train. You will be charged a an extra dollar or two if you buy it on the train.
Try the Citrus Cooler at Emack & Bolio's It's amazing! You can never go wrong with a chocolate covered oreo either (:
Get there at least 10 mins before your scheduled train - that's about when they start boarding.
I hate taking the night-time trains home! They have 5 cars but make everyone squeeze into 2!!!
Catch an early train to north station if there's a game. The trains take longer to leave stops and you'll miss your commuter rail train.
When taking the green line to catch your commuter train, leave 30 min earlier than you think you need. I've waited @ MFA stop for almost 20 min & then had the train break down. That = missed train.
Who knew that they encourage nudism on the Downeaster train.
On the commuter trains, sit by the window of the three-seater. 2nd person sits by the aisle, leaving lots of room in between you both.
Don't even try on Game Nights. It is way too crowded. Remember to put on your angry face, too.
Don't go on night s when the Celtics and bruins get out..tons of drunk and loud ppl