Braintree (MBTA station)

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BRAINTREE
BRAINTREE
1700 series stock on MBTA Red Line.jpg
Inbound Red Line platform
Station statistics
Address 197 Ivory Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Coordinates 42°12′27″N 71°00′05″W / 42.2074°N 71.0014°W / 42.2074; -71.0014Coordinates: 42°12′27″N 71°00′05″W / 42.2074°N 71.0014°W / 42.2074; -71.0014
Line(s) MBTA Subway: MBTA Commuter Rail:
Platforms 1 island platform (Red Line)
1 island platform (Commuter Rail)
Tracks 2 (Red Line)
2 (Commuter Rail)
Parking 1,281 spaces ($7.00 fee)
Bicycle facilities 30 spaces
Other information
Opened March 22, 1980
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Fare zone 2 (Commuter Rail)
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 4,387 per day (Red Line)[1]
122 per day (Commuter Rail)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Alewife
Red Line Terminus
Middleborough/Lakeville Line
CapeFLYER
toward Hyannis
Plymouth/Kingston Line
toward Kingston or Plymouth

Braintree, located at Ivory and Union Streets in Braintree, Massachusetts, is the southernmost station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Red Line. It also is a stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail Old Colony Lines. While the tracks of the Red Line and commuter rail lines are all parallel to one another, their platforms are offset; the commuter rail platform is located north of Union Street while the Red Line platform is south of the street.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Commuter rail track Commuter rail lines/CapeFLYER
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Commuter rail track Commuter rail lines/CapeFLYER
Inbound Red Line toward Alewife (Quincy Adams)
Red Line alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Inbound Red Line toward Alewife (Quincy Adams)
Red Line alighting passengers only →
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

History[edit]

The station opened on March 22, 1980 for Red Line service.[2] Between 1984 and 1988 the Cape Cod and Hyannis Railroad operated a state-subsidized seasonal weekend service from Braintree to Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.[3][4] Commuter rail service began on September 26, 1997, when the Old Colony Lines re-opened.[2]

From 1980 to 2007, a double entry fare and single exit fare were charged at Braintree and Quincy Adams when leaving the subway. The extra fares was discontinued as part of a fare increase and service change on January 1, 2007.[5] Similar charges existed until 1980 on the inner stations on the Braintree Branch.

Services[edit]

The station features a large park and ride garage, with space for 1,281 automobiles (though the garage often fills up on busy days). It can be easily reached from Exit 17 off Route 3, a major highway to Cape Cod. Braintree Station is wheelchair accessible.

Bus Connections[edit]

  • 230 Quincy Center Sta. - Montello Commuter Rail Station Via Holbrook & Braintree Station
  • 236 Quincy Center Sta. - South Shore Plaza Via E. Braintree & Braintree Station

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (12 November 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Longcope, Kay (February 19, 1989). "RECORD NUMBER OF VEHICLES CROSSED CAPE COD CANAL IN JULY AND AUGUST". Boston Globe  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  4. ^ Ackerman, Jerry (July 5, 1989). "MASS. SPENT $1.2M ON DEPOTS WHERE TRAINS NOW SELDOM GO". Boston Globe  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ Waltz, Vicky (11 November 2006). "End of the Line for Free T". BU Today. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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