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Two Riders Break World Record For Fastest Ride on all MBTA Lines

No official record was ever on the books



    Two Men Ride Entire MBTA in Less Than 8 Hours

    Two men have set a Guinness World Record riding the MBTA through every stop in less 7 hours and 45 minutes.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    Two MBTA riders broke the record for riding all four MBTA lines end to end.

    The riders, known as @CharlieOnMTA and @transitalex, or Dominic DiLuzio and Alex Cox, live-tweeted their ride, keeping followers up to date on their progress.

    Their goal was to clear the unofficial record, which is a little under eight hours.

    The two completed the challenge and set the record at 7 hours, 29 minutes, and 46 seconds. 

    The attempt has been made before but nothing has been officially recognized until now. 

    It will be up to the Guiness World Records to decide if they made the cut. 

    Along the way the two had to take photos and document each with a time stamp in order to prove they succeeded. 

    They arrived to Alewife Station on the Red line around 4:45 a.m. this morning and completed the entire line in 90 minutes.

    Next they tackled the Orange Line, starting at Forest Hills and finished in about half an hour, at 8:00 a.m.

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    The Green Line, also the longest MBTA line, was next.

    Starting with the B line, then moving onto the C, then D, they made it to Riverside in Newton at 10 a.m.

    By 10:50 a.m. the two had finished the Red Line, Mattapan Trolley, the Green Line's B, C, and D lines, and half of the Orange Line. 

    At 11:18 a.m. they were at Lechmere and had officially completed the Green Line.

    Riding all of the Green Line took the two just under three hours and 15 minutes. 

    Alex and Dominic hopped back on the Orange Line, headed for Oak Grove to finish the line.

    At 11:55 a.m. they finished the Orange Line, only Blue is left to go.

    The two boarded the Blue Line at State and headed off to Bowdoin.

    By 12:32 p.m. they boarded their final train, destination: Wonderland, the final stop.

    Finally at 1:48 p.m. they arrived at their final station, Wonderland. 

    The MBTA gave the two their full support in riding the entire transit system and some members of the agency even joined them for the last stretch of their ride. 

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