Could the Amazon bid finally connect the T’s Red and Blue lines?

Commuters wait for a train on the MBTA Red Line at Park Street Station. –CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF

The city’s pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Suffolk Downs paints a picture of an idyllic commute that few in Boston likely experience, relying in part on transit options that don’t exist.

Could you get from Suffolk Downs, as City Hall asserts, to downtown Boston in 10 minutes? The Seaport District in 12? And how about this one: a trip to Harvard in 20 minutes?

Maybe, if you spend $750 million on a subway connection that isn’t in the works: linking the Blue Line with the Red Line at the Charles/MGH MBTA station.


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