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‘Ahhhhlington.’ ‘Mayharket.’ Boston Public Library asks supporters to come up with new names for MBTA stops.

Symphony station was redubbed “Northeastern 2: Electric Boogaloo.” Haymarket was switched to “Mayharket.” Assembly was renamed “RIP Christmas Tree Shops.”

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library on Tuesday posted a new MBTA map featuring a host of new station names — and they’re not what you might expect.

“This map covers it all — from historical references and neighborhood locales to imaginative puns and names that relay the daily experiences (or frustrations) of Boston’s public transit riders,” the center said on its website. “We think they did a great job of capturing the spirit of each station!”


In November, donors bid on the “rights” to rename various stations, said Julia Williams, the center’s communications and gallery coordinator. Bids ranged from $5 to $100, raising more than $600.

The cheeky map, part of an exhibition called “Getting Around Town,rolls out new names for a number of subway stations. On the Green Line, Arlington was reimagined as “Ahhhhlington,” and Boylston, naturally, became “Screech from the Heavens.” On the Red Line, Porter was affectionately named “Escalator to Hell.”

MBTA stations were bid on and renamed for a Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center project released on Tuesday.Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Other names were true to their surroundings. The Kenmore stop, on the Green Line, was named “Fenway Park,” Park Street was given the name “Burying Ground,” and Gilman Square, on the Green Line extension, became “Good Gas Station.” Aquarium station on the Blue Line was changed to “The Fish Store.”

On the Green Line, the B branch referenced Boston University with stops called “BU,” “Even More BU,” and “Seriously, Still More BU?” The E Branch boasted “Northeastern 2: Electric Boogaloo” and “Northwestern.” On the Red Line, Harvard station was renamed “Tulane of the North.”

The map also mentioned people, with Government Center renamed “Mel King,” a longtime political activist and former state representative from the South End.


Visitors can see the full exhibit through April 27 at the Central Library in Copley Square or online.

Ava Berger can be reached at ava.berger@globe.com. Follow her @Ava_Berger_.