Airport (MBTA station)

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AIRPORT STATION Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Boston blue line station airport.jpg
A Blue line train at the rebuilt Airport station
Station statistics
Address Intersection of Airport access road and Porter Street, East Boston, MA
Line(s)
Connections Massport Shuttle
Platforms 2 side platforms
Other information
Opened January 5, 1952
Rebuilt June 3, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 6,901 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Bowdoin
Blue Line
toward Wonderland

Airport Station is a subway station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Blue Line. It serves as a mass transit connection to the nearby Logan International Airport (BOS). The original station opened on January 5, 1952, the new station opened on June 3, 2004.

Rebuilt station[edit]

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority began construction on the $23 million project in April 2000. The new station, located approximately 500 feet east of the old station, opened June 3, 2004. The station is also the point where trains switch from overhead lines power to third rail power, and vice versa.

The new station features wider escalators and elevators to accommodate travelers with luggage, turnstiles with adjacent luggage slides and monitors with flight information. It is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has longer platforms to accommodate six-car train sets. The new facility is decorated with porcelain enamel panels depicting historic local images. The platforms are laid out with two tracks in the center and platforms on either side with two overhead walkways connecting them, accessible by escalator and elevator.

Plans[edit]

Airport Station is a proposed stop on the MBTA's planned Urban Ring Project.[2] The Urban Ring will be a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line designed to connect the current MBTA lines to reduce strain on the downtown stations.

Bus connections[edit]

Massport provides complimentary shuttle bus service between the Airport Station and the airline terminals at the arrival levels. Shuttle bus service operates seven days per week. All shuttle buses are wheelchair lift equipped.

  • 22 Services terminals A & B and Airport Station (7AM-10PM)
  • 33 Services terminals C & E and Airport Station (7AM-10PM)
  • 55 Services all terminals and Airport Station (4AM-7AM & 10PM-1AM)
  • 66 Services all terminals and water shuttle dock with some service to Airport Station (6AM-11PM)

The MBTA Silver Line bus rapid transit line does not stop at the station but serves all airport terminals. But there are plans to add a new Silver Line route towards Chelsea and the route is projected stop at Airport Station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Blue Line toward Bowdoin or Government Center (Maverick)
Northbound Blue Line toward Wonderland (Wood Island)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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Coordinates: 42°22′28″N 71°01′49″W / 42.374374°N 71.030243°W / 42.374374; -71.030243