How Long Does It Take To Travel To Every T Stop In Boston?
Image Source: MBTA
The answer – 7 hours, 29 minutes, and 46 seconds, if you’re lucky. I know this because the Guinness Book of World Records (who knew that institution was still relevant?) just awarded two fans of the MBTA a new record for being the fastest pair to set foot in every station. The sad part about this situation is that they were not the first people to love the T so much they wanted to spend what essentially amounts to an entire work day on it. The previous world record for the quest was 8 hours, 5 minutes, and 16 seconds, set by a true subway aficionado. Back in 2017, Alex Cox and Dominic DiLuzio set out to prove that it could be done even faster, and just last week, they got official word from the Guinness Book of World Records that they hold the title.
I certainly have wondered a time or two, while cramped on the train next to someone with a sweaty gym bag during rush hour, how long it would take to accomplish such a feat. That question, however, was always immediately followed with “probably about three years” and “why on earth would anyone want to put themselves through such a fiery inferno as that?” Yet, this brave and enthusiastic pair took the burden upon themselves to push the limits of subway travel in Boston. Thank you, courageous souls, for answering the question I’ve never had the guts to. Now, while packed onto a train stopped on the tracks during the post-work commute, I’ll be wondering why it is taking so long when I know it can be done much faster.
Posted by Catherine