Cleveland Circle (MBTA station)

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CLEVELAND CIRCLE
Cleveland Circle (MBTA station).JPG
A train changes directions at Cleveland Circle
Station statistics
Address Beacon Street at Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton, Massachusetts
Line(s)
  Green Line "C" branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1889
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 1557 (daily average)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus Green Line

Cleveland Circle is a surface station on the MBTA's Green Line "C" Branch, located in Brighton, Massachusetts at Cleveland Circle.

Due to the proximity of Reservoir on the "D" Branch and Chestnut Hill Avenue on the "B" Branch, Cleveland Circle acts as a pedestrian interchange between the westernmost parts of the Green Line. Because the three branches converge here, it offers an easy access point where commuters can switch lines without having to go all the way into Kenmore Station. The interchange is outside of fare control; passengers must still pay a second fare.

Cleveland Circle station is handicapped accessible, with raised platforms to accommodate low-floor trams.

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "C" Branch termination track
Inbound "C" Branch toward North Station (Englewood Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

History[edit]

The Beacon Street line opened in 1889; most streetcars ran through Cleveland Circle to Lake Street, with some terminating at the Chestnut Hill Carhouse (renamed Reservoir Carhouse around 1900).

Around 1932 – likely in conjunction with the opening of Kenmore and the new portal to Beacon Street, the 61 Lake Street-Lechmere via Beacon Street route was cut back to Reservoir, at the Reservoir Carhouse. Around 1947, the terminus was redesignated Cleveland Circle after the adjacent traffic circle, to differentiate it from the nearby commuter rail station – which a decade later would become a streetcar station itself. Although Cleveland Circle is no longer a circle, the station retains its name.

In May 2007, the MBTA opened a wooden "mini-high" ramp on the outbound side at Cleveland Circle. The platform allows wheelchair-using passengers to deboard from high-floor streetcars at the stop.[2] Raised low platforms, previously installed around 2002, make the station accessible for all users with low-floor streetcars.

Bus connections[edit]

Two MBTA Bus routes stop one block away at Reservoir station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Green Line Stations Upgraded to Improve Accessibility". TRANSReport. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. June 2007. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°20′10.38″N 71°8′56.42″W / 42.3362167°N 71.1490056°W / 42.3362167; -71.1490056