Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hopping a train to FGS/NEHGS Boston

Sharon Sergeant of Waltham, MA shared this with the blog. Thanks, Sharon!

Hello,

Below you will find train, commuter rail and subway routes to The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston this week (August 30-September 2). Note handicap accessible station icons in the links. Bus routes references are also available on the system wide map.

While Boston traffic will be light during this pre-Labor Day vacation week, parking and hotel savings outside the city, combined with the extensive public transportation system, is a very convenient option. Read More

Email me if you are interested in hotel recommendations in Waltham - convenient to the Federal Archives, Lexington/Concord side trips and both Belmont and Waltham train connections.

Download the FGS/NEHGS Conference PDF overview at www.ancestralmanor.com/mp3/FGSPR.pdf and open the bookmarks to view highlighted segments with clickable links. Irish -especially- need apply! See the "Irish are Coming" 4 track segment and Irish Pavillion.


Amtrak Discount for FGS/NEHGS Conference in Boston
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http://fgsconference.blogspot.com/2006/06/amtrak-discount-for-fgsnehgs.html


Amtrak: Back Bay Station Boston
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(less than 1 mile from the Hynes Convention center or see subway map link below for connections to the Hynes Convention Center or Prudential Center stop on the Green line)
145 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 345-7958
http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&c=am2Station&cid=1080080551250


Amtrak: South Station Boston
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(about 2 miles from the Hynes, though most would continue to Back Bay Station you can also take the Red line subway to Park street, then the Green line subway to the Hynes Convention Center or Prudential Center stop)
2 South Station
Summer St & Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&c=am2Station&cid=1080080550772


Commuter Rail MAP
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http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_commuterrail.asp


Commuter Rail PDF Schedules
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http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_commuterrail_pdf_sched.asp


Commuter Rail Lines from the North and West to North Station (then take the Green line subway from North Station to the Hynes Convention Center or Prudential Center stop).
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Newburyport/Rockford Commuter Rail Line to North Station through Goucester, Manchester, Rowley,
Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly, Salem, Swampscott, Lynn

Haverhill/Reading Commuter Rail Line to North Station through Bradford, Lawrence, Wakefield, Melrose, Malden

Lowell Commuter Rail Line to North Station through Billerica, Wilmington, West Medford

Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line to North Station through Leominster, Shirley, Littleton, Acton,Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Belmont and Cambridge.


Commuter Rail Lines From the South and West to Back Bay and South Station (see directions above for subway lines to Hynes Convention Center or Prudential Center stop).
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Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line to Back Bay and South Station through Grafton, Northborough, Southborough, Ashland, Natick, Wellesley, Natick, Newton

Needham Commuter Rail Line to Back Bay and South Station through West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Forrest Hills

Franklin/495 Commuter Rail Line to Back Bay and South Station through Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Dedham, Readville, Dorchester

Providence/Greene Airport/Attleboro/Stoughton Commuter Rail Line to Back Bay and South Station through Foxboro, Marshfield, Sharon, Rt 128/95 Westwood, Hyde park, Forrest Hills

Middleboro/Lakeville/Plymouth/Kingston Commuter Rail Line to Back Bay and South Station through Bridgewater, Brockton, Holbrook, Halifax, Whitman, Hanson, Abington, Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy, Dorchester


Boston Subway Connections
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Red line: Cambridge/Alewife from the Route 2 Western connection or Braintree and Mattapan from the South to Park Street station to pick up the Green line to the Hynes Convention Center stop.

Green Line: Newton/Riverside from the Route 128/95/30 Western connection or the Somerville/Lechemere Rt 93 Northern connection to the Hynes Convention Center stop.

Orange Line: Malden from the RT 60 Northern connection or Forrest Hills from the Southern connection to North Station to pick up the Green line to the Hynes Convention Center stop.

Blue Line: Revere/Logan Airport Northern connection to the Government center stop to pick up the Green line to the Hynes Convention Center stop.


Subway Map
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http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway_pop.html


Boston MBTA detailed System maps with bus lines
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http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_pdfmaps_system.asp


See you in Boston!
Sharon Sergeant
Program Director, Massachusetts Genealogical Council
info@AncestralManor.com

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