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Ruggles is a major station for Northeastern University and bus connections. The main mezzanine of the station has a high arched glass ceiling and feels airy and straight out of the 1980s when the station was built. Coming from the east it begins with a staircase up from Southwest Corridor Park a short ways away from Tremont Street. First there are a few staircases down to one set of bus platforms. This is followed by the Commuter Rail platform with a long high-level island platform so only two of the three tracks of the Northeast Corridor can platform here accessed via a staircase, up escalator/staircase and elevator from the central mezzanine. The northern end of the platform is closed off by a plywood fence. Train service is fairly frequent with many (but not close to all) trains on the Franklin, Needham, and Providence/Stonington Lines stopping. Back to the concourse next are the faregates and entrance to the Orange Line, its island platform is accessed via two staircases/up escalators and an elevator. The Orange Line platform at its southern end has an additional exit to Ruggles Street via a staircase up to a high turnstile. The mezzanine's western end is to another bus loop platform and staircases up escalators and an elevator down to Forsyth Street and Northeastern's Main Campus.
Photos 1-17 taken on 28 June, 2011, 18-33 on 15 December, 2011

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A northbound train leaves
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A northbound train continues leaving
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Looking across from the Orange Line to a Commuter Rail Train boarding
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A closed portion of the commuter rail platform extends north
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Exiting to the main concourse
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The western station entrance from Northeastern
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Stairs, escalator or elevator up from Northeastern's entrance?
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The long upper concourse with multiple bus bay areas
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The eastern exit from the long concourse
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The wide staircase up to the eastern entrance to the concourse
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The eastern bus loops
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Above the orange line platform
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Inside fare control for the orange line
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Looking across to the portion of the commuter rail platform still closed for repair
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A plaque for Justin E. Power III who lost his life working on the rails
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The gradual staircase up to the exit to Ruggles Street
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