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.
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.