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MBTA Porter Square Station

Metro Station, Train Station, and Bus Station
Porter Square, Cambridge
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5.4/10
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  • David G.
    "Take the elavator up to avoid the scary escalator and stairs."(6 Tips)
    Matt U.
    "Walk up the escalators for a decent workout and a quicker trip."(11 Tips)
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  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This station doubles as a bomb shelter since the platform is about 10 miles under street level
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 16, 2014
    WHY IS IT SO FAR UNDERGROUND
  • Jon W.
    Jon WedamanAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Deepest station in the MBTA.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FalmanAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid the first car on weekends because the lazy people at Harvard stop will cram on
  • Emmie
    EmmieJune 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The escalators take longer than you think, so plan on an extra 5 minutes to get out of the station!
  • katherine k. r.
    katherine k. robinsonMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the stairs!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickFebruary 3, 2013
    Run all the way up the massive flight of stairs. Feel the burn.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DoeOctober 7, 2012
    This train is located at the earths core
  • Mika P.
    Mika PyyhkalaAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For commuter rail exit gates and turn left pass machines upstairs outbound track on left outbound train comes from front of platform.
  • Raul M.
    Raul M.August 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    120 steps on the stair, serve the purpose of a free workout on a daily commute. Enjoy on your way out of the statio #MBTA
  • Dave L.
    Dave LindquistJune 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    See what activity you can do while riding the giant escalator. (peel an orange, read a newspaper article...)
  • S M I.
    S M IJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hold on when riding the escalators. They are pretty rickety!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BortleApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop off here for a quick drink at Toad!
  • Jake H.
    Jake HuerasDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Porter square challenge: Go from outbound platform to ground level in 60 second or less (no escalators).
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 16, 2011
    When riding the escalator down, take a moment to enjoy both the sketched and sculptured art in this station.
  • Matt U.
    Matt UlrichNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk up the escalators for a decent workout and a quicker trip.
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TrumbleSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I personally guarantee that at least one of the seven escalators at this station is broken at any given time
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  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McVerryJune 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Lots of fun when both the elevator and escalator are broken.
  • Erica G.
    Erica GeorgeMarch 19, 2011
    Taking commuter rail? Remember to buy your ticket from the machine to avoid an extra fee if you buy on the train. Go out to the tracks a few minutes early, too. Handicap access on the far left.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SnowFebruary 13, 2011
    don't look down, on the mile-long escalator.
  • Sara
    SaraDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Heat by the stairwell...
  • David G.
    David GoldbergOctober 11, 2010
    Take the elavator up to avoid the scary escalator and stairs. By the way it's faster.
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the pigeons while waiting for the Rail. Always look up!
  • Helen H.
    Helen HamesJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't like heights, the escalator is a doozie.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CulottaApril 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Once in the station, use the entrances to the far left. During rush hour everyone tries to squeeze in the middle ones, failing to notice the empty ticket gates on the left.
  • DC D.
    DC DenisonApril 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Rear cars are less crowded
  • DC D.
    DC DenisonFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Doors screech "Oil me!"
  • Mo W.
    Mo WangJanuary 25, 2010
    Don't like the stairs there when I' m in hurry.
  • Trapper M.
    Trapper MarkelzJanuary 18, 2010
    Take the stairs... if you can handle it! #health
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TrumbleJuly 8, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Deep under Cambridge, industrial, humid in the summer, cold in the winter, but it's our public transportation link.
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