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Getting to Boston from Western MA during rush hour

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SeanT, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. M1911

    M1911 Moderator NES Member

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    You lucked out big time. A little rain or a wreck and that’s all she wrote for the Pike.
     
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    Can confirm. This is entirely accurate.
     
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  3. SeanT

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    Yep, sure did. I was ready to jump out to the T if Waze started telling me there was a problem or started growing my arrival time. Waze time changed twice during the drive, both about 5 minutes
     
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  6. Coyote33

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    In the year 2000.

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    Correction- anything west of Alewife on rt 2 is lead pill inducing starting at 530 AM.
     
  8. Coyote33

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    Try to avoid going East of 495 during M-F.
     
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    Go west and stop in China for breakfast.
     
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    Trying to get to Boston between 7 and 9am is going to suck. I would not drive if you need to arrive between those hours.

    Here are the options I'd consider:

    Drive to Grafton MBTA. Parking is $4/day.
    Train leaves 7:10am arrives South Station 8:21
    Train leaves 7:37am arrives South Station 8:56
    Return:
    Leave SS at 1:55pm arrives Grafton at 3:11. Many later options if you want to stay later.

    Drive to Worcester Union Station. Parking is $14 (fourteen dollhairs)
    Same trains as above, but they leave 13 minutes earlier.
    Express train leave Worcester 8am arrives South Station 9:06am

    Drive all the way in.
    In:
    I'd plan to arrive by 7am or the traffic will suck. Meters are free until 8am (I think?), but many have 4 hour limits. If you get there early you might luck out with a meter. If you ever need to arrive after 10:30 driving won't be too bad. Arriving between 7:15-9:30 would drive me nuts.
    Out:
    Driving OUT of Boston on the Pike is a pieces of cake if you leave before 2:30pm. 1pm will be fantastic. After 2:30 pm it will get progressively worse. Leaving after 3:30pm would suck.
    If you get stuck with a parking garage it will be expensive.
     
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