Foxboro (MBTA station)

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FOXBORO
Foxboro MBTA station, Foxborough MA.jpg
The single platform at Foxboro station
Station statistics
Coordinates 42°05′42″N 71°15′41″W / 42.0950°N 71.2615°W / 42.0950; -71.2615Coordinates: 42°05′42″N 71°15′41″W / 42.0950°N 71.2615°W / 42.0950; -71.2615
Line(s)

(Special events only)

Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1971
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone Special
Traffic
Passengers (2005-2006) 1,567 (per event)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus Franklin Line
(Special events)
Providence/Stoughton Line
(Special events)
Terminus

Foxboro station on the MBTA Commuter Rail system is only used for special events, such as New England Patriots football games, at nearby Gillette Stadium. It lies on a freight line between Mansfield and Framingham, currently owned by CSX as the Framingham Secondary. The line was part of the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad, Old Colony Railroad, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and finally Conrail until 1999, when it passed to CSX. The line connects to the MBTA's Franklin Line at Walpole and the Providence/Stoughton Line at Mansfield.

Trains come from Boston's South Station via the Franklin Line and from Providence via the Providence/Stoughton Line. Franklin Line trains make stops at Back Bay, Dedham Corporate Center, and Norwood Central. Providence Line trains make stops at South Attleboro, Attleboro, and Mansfield. The service started with the opening of Foxboro Stadium in August 1971; Providence service ended soon but was brought back in 1994.

In September 2010, the MBTA completed a study to determine the feasibility of extending full-time commuter rail service to Foxboro via the Franklin Line. The study looked at extending some Fairmount Line service to Foxboro, running shuttle trains from Foxboro to Walpole, or a combination of both. No determination has been made as to if or when this service would begin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Jacobs Engineering Group; Central Transportation Planning Staff; Gailbraith, Anne S. (1 September 2010). "Foxborough Commuter Rail Feasibility Study". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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