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Items tagged "Public Transportation": 8

Letter to Mayor Menino

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Letter is from an individual who supports searching personal belongings of passengers on trains.

Copley Square T Station Reopened

Image of the Copley Square Green Line T station entrance on April 24th, 2013, the first day it was reopened after the Boston Marathon bombings.

I was at work when both...

I was at work when both explosions went off - I thought it was fireworks at first but the sound was much deeper than that, and the building shook. It stopped everyone on Newbury in their tracks. I could see people running back down Exeter, away from Boylston. We quickly locked up and left. I walked home to Davis Square because I was nervous about…

My friend and I went into...

My friend and I went into Boston to go shopping for dresses for formal. We saw people were still finishing the marathon so decided to go and watch for a while. After about 10 minutes of cheering we got board and walked down Boylston street back towards Boston Common. There was a barrier blocking the street we needed to cross so we turned right and…

We were coming inbound on the...

We were coming inbound on the green line from watching the Marathon at Mile 17 near the Woodland Green Line stop. We were heading to the Marriott Copley to the Dana Farber Marathon headquarters to wait for my Girlfriend who was running. Luckily she was at Mile 20 when the incident occurred. We were getting out out at Hynes when the announcement…

We left the Sox game and...

We left the Sox game and were on the green line. We stopped at Arlington and were ordered to leave the station. We knew something unusual had occurred. The evacuation was orderly, but I sensed that when we hit the street things would be different. I remember looking down Boylston. Will never forget that moment. We are from Austin and leave with…

Underground. On the Green line...

Underground. On the Green line walking back from Boylston Street. Got on at Hynes Convention Center and arrived at Park Street where we were evacuated in a very efficient manner. We weren't told what was going on but after being evacuated there were many text messages and missed phone calls asking if we were ok. Glad we decided to walk…

I was on the E line...

I was on the E line at Prudential when the bombs went off above. The train stopped no more than a few hundred feet from the station and gave several reasons for the stoppage until they settled on "police action above." Someone fainted on the train and, with the little information we could get underground trickling in, passengers on the crowd…