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is an MBTA
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or simply The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. Officially a "body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision" of the...
The Red Line is a rapid transit line operated by the MBTA running roughly north-south through Boston, Massachusetts into neighboring communities. The line begins west of Boston, in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Alewife station, near the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Route 2...
subway station located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Western Avenue, Prospect Street, and Magazine Street at Central Square
Central Square is an area in Cambridge, Massachusetts centered on the junction of Massachusetts Avenue, Prospect Street and Western Avenue. , formed by the junction of Massachusetts Avenue, Columbia Street, Sidney Street and Main Street, is also considered a part of the Central Square area...
, in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...
. It also includes a street-level bus terminal for local routes.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...
, about a 12-minute walk south along Massachusetts Avenue (note that the Kendall/MIT
Kendall/MIT is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Kendall Square at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Trains emerge from the Red Line tunnel just east of the station to cross the Charles River via the Longfellow Bridge...
stop is much closer).
- Cambridge City Hall
- main Cambridge post office (02139)
- 1 Harvard/Holyoke Gate-Dudley Sta. via Mass Ave.
- 47 Central Sq.,Cambridge-Broadway Sta. Via B.U. Medical Center
- 64 Oak Sq.-University Park or Kendall/MIT
- 70 Cedarwood or Watertown Sq.-University Park
- 70A North Waltham-University Park
- 83 Rindge Avenue-Central Sta.,Cambridge
- 91 Sullivan Sq. Sta-Central Sq.,Cambridge via Washington St.
- CT1 Central Sq.,Cambridge-B.U. Medical Ctr./Boston Medical Ctr. Via M.I.T.
Central is wheelchair accessible. The elevator on the south side of Mass Ave serves the inbound platform and the elevator on the north side of Mass Ave serves the outbound platform. See MBTA accessibility
Physical accessibility on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system is incomplete but improving, with accessibility on all buses , all Orange Line stations, all but 2 Red Line stations, and all but 2 Blue Line stations...
There are different entrances for inbound and outbound trains; there is no fare-controlled connection between the two platforms.
A fictionalized version of Central's platform area appears as a backdrop in the Xbox
The Xbox is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe and is the predecessor to the Xbox 360. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console...
and PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2 is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Sony as part of the PlayStation series. Its development was announced in March 1999 and it was first released on March 4, 2000, in Japan...
game Karaoke Revolution
Karaoke Revolution and its many sequels are video games for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360, developed by Harmonix Music Systems and Blitz Games and published by Konami in its Bemani line of music games. The Original Concept for Karaoke Revolution was...