Boston University Central (MBTA station)

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BU Central from CVS garage.JPG
Location Commonwealth Avenue and Marsh Chapel
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′00″N 71°06′24″W / 42.34989°N 71.106804°W / 42.34989; -71.106804Coordinates: 42°21′00″N 71°06′24″W / 42.34989°N 71.106804°W / 42.34989; -71.106804
Owned by MBTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Rebuilt 2002
Passengers (2009 daily) 2,524[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Green Line
toward Park Street

Boston University Central is a surface-level station on the MBTA Green Line "B" Branch located in Boston, Massachusetts. The station is located in the center median of Commonwealth Avenue west of St. Marys Street, surrounded by the Boston University campus. It consists of two side platforms which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks.

The station has the fourth-highest ridership on the "B" Branch.[1] Because of their high ridership, BU East and BU Central were rebuilt with slightly raised platforms in 2002 to allow level boarding onto the new Type 8 trams. Service was provided to an interim station between the two stops during construction.[2] BU Central is one of only five surface stations on the branch that is handicapped accessible.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (Boston University West)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Government Center (Boston University East)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Nearby destinations[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "BU East, Central T Stop Construction Begins Monday". Daily Free Press. 15 March 2002. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Green Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 

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