Boston University West (MBTA station)

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BOSTON UNIV. WEST
Boston University West MBTA station, Boston MA.jpg
An inbound train at Boston University West
Station statistics
Address Commonwealth Avenue near Amory Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′03″N 71°06′50″W / 42.350759°N 71.113833°W / 42.350759; -71.113833Coordinates: 42°21′03″N 71°06′50″W / 42.350759°N 71.113833°W / 42.350759; -71.113833
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Owned by MBTA
Traffic
Passengers (2011 daily) 704[1]
Services
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Green Line

Boston University West is a station on the MBTA Green Line "B" Branch located in Boston, Massachusetts. The station is located on Commonwealth Avenue near Amory Street, just west of the BU Bridge. Boston University West consists of two side platforms which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks.

Station art[edit]

As part of the MBTA's Arts on the Line program, six new station signs were put up in 2010 featuring illustrations by BU College of Fine Arts graduate Andy Bell.[2] Previously, in 2006, the signs had featured "Open Space", an exhibition of cloudscapes by undergraduate Seth Gadsden.[3] Both installations were collaborations between the MBTA and the Boston University College of Fine Arts, which is located adjacent to the station.

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.[4] Boston University West and St. Paul Street would be consolidated into one station in the block between Amory Street and St. Paul Street.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (St. Paul Street)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Government Center (Boston University Central)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Vernon Doucette (1 February 2010). "Closeup: Rhett Check". BU Today. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Designed to a “T”": Art installation comes to BU West". BU Today. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Comm. Ave. Green Line Improvements Public Meeting". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  5. ^ O'Rourke, John (23 October 2014). "T May Eliminate Two Green Line B Stops". BU Today. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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