Worcester to Boston to Providence Transit/Parking Question
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 12:59 PM Last Post By: tomatoe
Aug 27, 2012 12:33 PM
Who knows about the local transit/parking info?
I'm not from the area and am going to be going from Worcester on a Friday evening into Boston for the weekend. After the weekend I'll be driving down to Providence ona Monday. This is in about two weeks.
I have stuff on the top of my car that makes it impossible to park in most garages (close to 8' tall). I suppose I could park in Worcester Amtrak or MBTA station Friday and train in but it's kinda out of the way for me to train all the way back to Worcester before needing to drive down to Providence by Noon Monday or so.
Cheap, accessible parking near where I'm going to be staying in Boston (E Berkeley St., near Back Bay Stn.) would be ideal but I don't know if that exists.
So, maybe driving in from Worcester and parking at one of the MBTA stations with uncovered parking nearer Boston that is safe to leave my vehicle for the weekend? Framingham? Natick? Wellesley? Newton, etc...?
Any info or other options would really be appreciated. My main concerns again are height, safety, location and cost.
Thanks in advance!
Aug 27, 2012 12:38 PM
Aug 27, 2012 1:44 PM
2Driving to Providence and then taking a train to Boston and back would be 3 legs similar to the Worcester-Boston/Boston-Worcester/Worcester-Providence, which I am trying to avoid. The closer I can park to Boston, easily reachable by public transit, the less back-tracking I'll have to do.
I'm driving a GPS recording vehicle so there are cameras and the like on top, covered at night. So I have to drop it in Providence but want to spend the weekend in Boston without the car weighing me down. That is the specific problem I am trying to solve but I am kinda out of my area of knowledge here in New England.
Thanks for helping me try to clarify...any other ideas???
Aug 27, 2012 2:21 PM
Aug 28, 2012 4:14 AM
5Will it be posible to drop the car in Providence on Friday? If so, that's what you should do. As Bzooka says, it hardly makes a difference in terms of time or money compared to leaving it In Natick or Framingham.
What have you been doing with the car overnight? i'd be worried about leaving it on the street, in a garage, or in a parking lot anywhere by the sound of it.
Aug 28, 2012 8:11 AM
6Newton. Try the Riverside T stop at the end of the D line. http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=15598&lat=42.337394&lng=-71.252327
Aug 28, 2012 9:57 AM
Aug 28, 2012 12:59 PM
8You should be able to park there for a couple of days, but I would take the advice of previous posters and drop the car in Providence first. Worcester to Providence is probably under an hour driving. The train trip between Boston and Providence isn't that much more than an hour each way. Worcester to Boston and Boston to Providence are also in the range of an hour each way. But then you're adding in a trip on the green line, which can be slow. At the end of the day, you're not really back tracking by dropping the car in providence on Friday, or coming out ahead time-wise by going to Boston then Providence..
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