Fenway (MBTA station)
Two older Green Line Type 7 trolleys leave Fenway station, outbound toward Riverside.
|Address||Park Drive across the intersection from Riverway next to Landmark Center, Boston|
Green Line "D" branch
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||18 spaces|
|Opened||July 4, 1959|
|Passengers (2009 daily)||3,041|
Fenway is a stop on the D Branch of the MBTA Green Line. It is located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts, under Park Drive near the Riverway. It opened along with the rest of the D Branch on July 4, 1959, when trolleys replaced Highland Branch commuter rail service.
Named after the Fenway parkway rather than Fenway Park, it is not the nearest station to the stadium - Yawkey commuter rail and Kenmore Green Line station are closer. Despite this, it was popular during Red Sox home games until the 2006 season due to the free outbound trips to Riverside not found at Kenmore station. After 2006, the MBTA started collecting fares on outbound trips and the station's popularity declined.
In June, 2007, the MBTA constructed a new siding at Fenway station to handle crowds of Fenway Park passengers. During the off-season, the siding is used to store maintenance cars.
Fenway Station was a proposed stop on the MBTA's planned Urban Ring Project, which was be a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line designed to connect the current MBTA Lines to reduce strain on the downtown stations. The project has been indefinitely postponed.
- Landmark Center, a shopping, dining, entertainment and office complex.
- The Back Bay Fens, a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park which is part of the Emerald Necklace.
- Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The station is currently accessible. Fenway Station also provided accessible service to Fenway Park, as Kenmore station was not accessible until the 2005-2010 reconstruction.
- "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
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