Lechmere, location of this photo, is beyond the downtown core
-- and in fact it is out of Boston entirely, in Cambridge. It is the furthest
east of the three standard
destinations for the branches from the west. The station is
old -- a survivor from the days of a much larger rail network serving the
Planning is in its early stages to extend the route from
near here up through Somerville to Medford. This materialized as
the result of legal action in connection with the immensely expensive
"Big Dig" expressway and tunneling project. If the rail extension
comes to fruition it will consign this old location
to history. And it would be the
first Green Line expansion in more than half a century.
Rails execute a tight loop at the terminal. Homes, industry, and shopping
are close by.