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Downtown Crossing, Boston

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Downtown Crossing is a rapid transit station located in the Downtown Crossing retail district in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is the junction of the Orange Line and the Red Line as one of the quartet of "hub stations" on the MBTA subway system, as well as a major bus transfer location serving 13 MBTA Bus routes including one Silver Line route.Downtown Crossing station is two levels deep. The upper Orange Line level, opened in 1908, stretches from Temple Place to Franklin Street under Washington Street. The lower Red Line level, opened in 1915, reaches from Washington Street to Chauncey Street under Winter Street. Downtown Crossing is the second busiest station in the MBTA network, with an average of 23,478 entries each weekday in 2013. The Winter Street Concourse allows access within fare control to the Green Line at Park Street.HistoryThe Washington Street Tunnel carrying the Main Line Elevated opened on November 30, 1908. Stations on the tunnel were built in pairs with different names and separate entrances, an appeasement to merchants on the street who desired maximal pedestrian traffic. Stations were located at Summer northbound with entrances at Summer Street and Franklin Street, and Winter southbound with entrances at Winter Street and Temple Place.
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  • A calcadao with various shops. The main eh of course is the macys. But nothing compares to the prices found in Primark, huge and wonderful store. Also has marshall, tj max and other famous there. It's a charming place above all
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  • Some of the streets are blocked off from traffic making for a very convenient shopping experience. It's centrally located to most of the downtown hotels and train station. 
  • In addition to calling the main points of the city, the Downtown is organized for tourist neither put defect. If you're lost in Boston, just find the subway and follow there and there be reunited. Organized is easy to understand.
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