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Completed in 1899, this beautiful pink granite building has been the hub of Boston’s rail transportation for more than a century. South Station was built to be a union station for the four railroad terminals serving Boston. The train shed, which was removed in 1930 due to corrosion, was one of the largest in the world. South Station was restored in 1989, leaving 13 tracks and a smaller building, which features Boston restaurants and businesses.
Here you can catch an Amtrak train for points south, a commuter rail to Boston’s suburbs, or take the city’s red and silver lines of the subway system.
A variety of convenient dining and shopping choices are available in the station’s magnificent terminal lobby.
Adjacent to South Station is Boston’s regional bus terminal.