Two Branches

The Red Line south from downtown splits into two at a lovely and seemingly overly complicated interchange north of the JFK/UMass Station.  Each line then uses its own two tracks at that station.  If one is heading into town, one should check the signs upstairs to see whether the platform for the Ashmont or the Braintree Branch will bring a train first.  In this photo Braintree trains heading in both directions are visible.  The car at the platform is in the 01800 series, supplied by Bombardier in the first half of the 1990s.
In contemplating this route and the country's urban rail scene, I find it doubtful that any other line has terminal names quite as unusual as does the service between Braintree and Alewife. 

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