Beachmont (MBTA station)

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BEACHMONT
Beachmont station.JPG
Beachmont station
Station statistics
Address 630 Winthrop Ave at 1 Bennington St, Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Coordinates 42°23′51″N 70°59′32″W / 42.3975°N 70.9922°W / 42.3975; -70.9922Coordinates: 42°23′51″N 70°59′32″W / 42.3975°N 70.9922°W / 42.3975; -70.9922
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 430 spaces
Other information
Opened January 19, 1954
Rebuilt June 24, 1995
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2009 daily) 1,936[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Bowdoin
Blue Line
toward Wonderland

Beachmont is an above-ground rapid-transit station located on the MBTA Blue Line. It serves the Beachmont neighborhood of Revere, Massachusetts.

The station, located on an overpass above Winthrop Avenue, is one of a small number of elevated rapid transit stations remaining in the MBTA system. (The only others are Charles/MGH, Science Park, Malden Center, Wollaston, and Fields Corner.) Boston once had several elevated lines, but the Atlantic Avenue Elevated, Charlestown Elevated, Washington Street Elevated, and Causeway Elevated were all torn down in favor of subway and surface-level lines.

The station was closed for approximately one year starting on June 25, 1994, as the station was rebuilt along with the Suffolk Downs, Revere Beach, and Wonderland stations. Blue Line service temporarily ended at Orient Heights and buses served the closed stations during the $467 million improvement project to upgrade four stations on the line. The station officially re-opened on June 24, 1995.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

  • 119: Northgate - Beachmont Station via Revere Center & Cooledge Housing

Platform layout[edit]

Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Blue Line toward Bowdoin or Government Center (Suffolk Downs)
Northbound Blue Line toward Wonderland (Revere Beach)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ground - Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (31 December 2011). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 

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