Arborwayfan wrote:Why not Central SQ, Longwood AVE, etc. Do you think someone at the T (or all the way back to BERy) has been trying over the years to separate the station names from the streets and squares they are named after for some reason?
I agree with your point... adding Square, Street, etc., sounds more complete. Just as a historical note, the short names do predate the MBTA. As a reference see this undated subway map from the Metropolitan Transit Authority era. Based on the fact that it shows service to Wonderland but not the Riverside Line, it would be from sometime between 1954 and 1959. You'll notice inconsistencies on the el, like Thompson Square
and Green Street
, but also Dudley, Dover, and so on. I guess that's just the way things were.
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