South Station
 left Back Bay
 downleft Uphams Corner
 down JFK/UMass
      
 Red, Silver Lines upright 
  next stop to the left Boston - Back Bay, MA Lake Shore Limited
Northeast Regional
Acela Express
 next stop to the left Braintree   CapeFLYER  
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South Station is Boston's main train station and serves all of the Southern Commuter Rail Lines and Amtrak’s Acela, Express, Northeast Regional, and Lake Shore Limited Lines. North Station serves the northern set of Commuter Rail Lines and the Amtrak Downeaster to Maine. Starting with the Summer of 2013 the CapeFlyer joined other operations at the station. The station has 13 stub-end tracks, all with high-level platforms. Each is canopied and electrified, although only Amtrak’s Acela and Regional trains use these wires. Beyond the stub-tracks is the main terminal building a portion of which still has the historic 1899 building façade and interior, other portions of the terminal with high ceilings (modern, not historic), are built into newer buildings. The terminal has lots of amenities like a food court, ticket windows for both MBTA and Amtrak, a baggage office for just two Amtrak trains a day that stop with baggage facilities, and more. Above the southern end of the station is Boston’s extremely nice South Station Bus Terminal, that puts every other I’ve been in to shame, it is accessed either by walking down track 1 at the station or directly from Atlantic Av. Boston is the rare intercity train terminal where there is public access to all the tracks, no ticketed passengers only rules. The baggage office (checked baggage service is only provided on the Lake Shore Limited and the Night Owl, Northeast Regional Trains #67 and #66) is even in a seperate annex away from the main station near tracks 12 and 13.

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The historic South Station building viewed from street level with an entrance to the Red Line Subway in the foreground
13 June, 2004
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Acela Locomotive #2006 at South Station awaits its departure to Washington.
13 June, 2004
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Acela Locomotive #2006 at South Station awaits its departure to Washington.
13 June, 2004
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Acela Locomotive #2006 at South Station awaits its departure to Washington.
23 August, 2009
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Acela Locomotive #2006 at South Station
13 June, 2004
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Acela Locomotive #2006 at South Station, An Amfleet coach on the back of a Regional train waiting for its departure is also in the station
13 June, 2004
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A restored plaque for the opening of the station in 1897 by the Boston Terminal company, it is a Union Station
23 August, 2009
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The main station area with ads and shops
23 August, 2009
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Another view of the main area
23 August, 2009
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The modern LED board for the next trains
23 August, 2009
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More waiting passengers and chairs of the food court
23 August, 2009
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Acela Power Car #2011 in the station
23 August, 2009
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Bi-Level CTC-4 #1703 awaits to begin a trip to Providence
23 August, 2009
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An exit directly from the platform area (near the bumper-blocks) or a walkway to the South Station bus terminal?
29 June, 2011
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The South Station Bus Terminal Looms over the southern half of the platforms
29 June, 2011
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The view behind track 1, which also serves as the walkway to the bus station
14 December, 2011
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CTC-3 #1521 stopped on track 1
14 December, 2011
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The clock and scene inside the main terminal
15 December, 2011
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A model trains holiday display
15 December, 2011
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BiLevel CTC-4 #1717 on track 1 waits to depart for Worcester
15 December, 2011
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