Commuting from Allston

An observation from about the leisurely pace of commuting from Allston to downtown Boston:
"When I was living in Everett-which is 5.2 miles from my building-I would take the bus, to the train and then walk from State Street. My average travel time was 25-30 minutes. Now, I live in Allston which is 4.4 miles from my building and actually a neighborhood of Boston; I take one train to work, Harvard Ave to Park Street and it takes me on average... 45-50 minutes to arrive at 73 Tremont."


  1. The commute is absolutely miserable! I'm now over 8 months pregnant and still commuting to Back Bay by bike because it takes about half the time and effort of the walk/bus/train/train odyssey. I heard a rumor a while back (maybe on this site) that there was talk of putting a commuter rail station near the Sports Depot. That would be great.

  2. There will be a commuter rail station in Allston - when and where are still to be determined. There was a meeting about this in November and you can find the presentation from the meeting at

  3. Anonymous4:37 PM

    That commuter rail station by the sports depot was open when my dad grew up in Allston in the 50's. I'll never understand why they closed it. He said it took 5 minutes to get downtown.