Babcock Street (MBTA station)

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BABCOCK STREET
Babcock Street MBTA station, Boston MA.jpg
An outbound train at Babcock Street
Location Commonwealth Avenue and Babcock Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′06″N 71°07′18″W / 42.35169°N 71.121547°W / 42.35169; -71.121547Coordinates: 42°21′06″N 71°07′18″W / 42.35169°N 71.121547°W / 42.35169; -71.121547
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2011 daily) 1,387[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Green Line
toward Park Street
  Former service  
toward Watertown
Green Line
discontinued 1969
toward Park Street

Babcock Street is a station on the MBTA Green Line "B" Branch located in Boston, Massachusetts. The station is located on Commonwealth Avenue at Babcock Street. Babcock Street consists of two side platforms which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks. Babcock street is 24 minutes away from Park Street.[2] The station was also shared by the former "A" Branch trains to Watertown Yard until 1969.

Stop consolidation[edit]

In October 2014, the MBTA began holding meetings for a proposal to consolidate four stops - Boston University West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street, and Babcock Street - located near Boston University's West Campus. The four stops, which are not handicapped accessible, would be turned into two fully accessible stops as part of a planned redesign of Commonwealth Avenue between the BU Bridge and Packard's Corner.[3] Pleasant Street and Babcock Street stations would be consolidated into one station in the block between the two streets.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (Packards Corner)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Government Center (Pleasant Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Association for Public Transportation, Car-Free in Boston, A Guide for Locals and Visitors, 10th ed. (2003), p. 117.
  3. ^ "Comm. Ave. Green Line Improvements Public Meeting". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  4. ^ O'Rourke, John (23 October 2014). "T May Eliminate Two Green Line B Stops". BU Today. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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