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Alewife station, the end of the Red line, is about 1.5 miles from Belmont Center, where Route 2 crosses into Cambridge from Arlington. You can get more information about the T from the MBTA's web site.
There are several routes to and through town. All cost $0.90 for a one-way trip.
ROUTE 73, which runs from Harvard Sq, up Mt Auburn St, to Belmont St, to Trapelo Rd, to Waverley Sq. It's about 25 minutes from Waverley to Harvard (rush hour). (This is a "trackless trolley", or bus that runs off overhead electric wires.)
ROUTE 74, which runs from Harvard Sq, up Concord Ave, down Blanchard (south), back to Concord Ave, past the high school and to Belmont Center. It's about 20 minutes from Belmont Center to Harvard (rush hour).
ROUTE 78, which runs from Harvard Sq, up Concord Ave, up Blanchard (north), to Pleasant St at Rt 2, up Rt 2, then into Arlington.
ROUTE 84 and Route 76 and Route 62, which run from Alewife along Route 2, then veer off to Arlington or Lexington.
By Commuter Rail...
There are two rail stops in Belmont, both on the Fitchburg line: Belmont Center and Waverley Square. It's about 16 minutes from the Center to North Station.
Major roads through and near Belmont include:
BELMONT STREET / TRAPELO ROAD
Belmont St is the Belmont-Watertown line, starting at Cambridge, and ending up at Waltham. It forks off Mt Auburn St near the Cambridge line, near Star Market. (Mt Auburn comes from near Harvard Sq and proceeds to Watertown Sq). Near Cushing Sq Belmont St forks left and becomes residential, while Trapelo Rd forks right and is mixed commercial and residential; Trapelo is the "bigger" branch of the fork. Trapelo proceeds through Cushing Sq and Waverley Sq (another Star Market), passing into Waltham at the 128 interchange, and into Lincoln.
Concord Ave starts at Harvard Sq, passes through the Fresh Pond rotary, passes the high school, dips under the commuter rail line at Belmont Center, then heads out to Lexington.
PLEASANT STREET (ROUTE 60)
Pleasant St forks off Trapelo Rd near Waverley passing by Belmont Center, and heads to Arlington Center.
Common St starts in Watertown (at Mt Auburn St), passes through Cushing Sq and ends near Belmont Center (at the train station). Except for Cushing Sq, it's residential.
Route 2 forms the Arlington line (more or less). From Belmont Center it's about 5 miles to Route 128.
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And By Foot...
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