March 2015, Downtown

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outside park station  (sonya kovacic)

outside park station (sonya kovacic)

According to Boston's Red Line: Bridging the Charles from Alewife to Braintree by Frank Cheney, "When the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) took over the complete Boson area transit system in 1964, it color-coded the route maps. The Cambridge-Dorchester subway line was designed as the Red Line in recognition of the city of Cambridge, which has long been known as the Crimson City." 

The first train from Harvard Square to Park Street left on March 23, 1912 at 5am with 300 passengers.  


Check out this 1912 advertisement for the red line. 

Interested in learning how to box? Redline in Cambridge offers boxing classes among other classes.