While Red Line riders were dealing with delays Friday morning, 33 years ago today commuters were hailing the opening of the Alewife T station.
According to WBZ’s coverage of the grand opening on March 30, 1985, resurfaced Friday by CBS Boston, the new stop that extended the Red Line into North Cambridge got “high marks” from riders on its first day.
“It’s beautiful,” said one commuter of the newly constructed station.
“It looks like something at Disney World,” another T rider chimed in.
Watch the full segment below:
33 years ago today, the @MBTA opened Alewife, extending #RedLine from @HarvardSquare@ShieldsWBZ covered grand opening for @WBZ – with appearances by Tip O'Neill & Gov Dukakis@transitmatters @CharlieOnMTA @carmensunion589 @MBTAgifts @mbtainfo @dukakiscenter @RailPassengers pic.twitter.com/cj077ifLv4
— Sean Barnacoat (@BarnacoatWBZ) March 30, 2018