It’s a Sign!

1195076983Commuter rail users at North Station this evening will notice something different: They’ll be able to see where they’re going without, uh, squinting at a tiny little screen that lists all the train schedules. That’s because, at 3:30 p.m., the MBTA debuted two big, digital sign boards!!!!!!!

What, you’re not excited by that? We don’t blame you. Which is why the MBTA wisely trotted out Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference to help with the big unveiling. (Random? Not entirely: In the Herald’s Inside Track in October, Ference, an environmentalist, was quoted as saying, “We always use our Charlie Cards. It’s a great way to discover the city.”) With him there, we counted at least six news cameras, and a roving pack of reporters.

Ference smiled for the cameras, shook hands with MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas, and even flashed his Charlie Card for the assembled reporters and T officials to see.

“I didn’t give it to him!” Grabauskas said.

“That’s not placed!” Ference assured everyone.

Cameras went snappity snap. And for those South Station commuters feeling left out, fear not: The station will get its own big board in January.

PHOTO BY: Feifer.