Green Street (MBTA station)

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GREEN
Green Street T station.jpg
Green Street platform, looking southwards
Station statistics
Address 150 Green Street at 380 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain
Coordinates 42°18′37″N 71°06′28″W / 42.3102°N 71.1078°W / 42.3102; -71.1078Coordinates: 42°18′37″N 71°06′28″W / 42.3102°N 71.1078°W / 42.3102; -71.1078
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 22 spaces
Other information
Opened May 4, 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 3,229 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus
Orange Line
toward Oak Grove

Green Street (signed as Green) is a rapid transit station on the MBTA Orange Line, located in the southern part of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts at 150 Green Street, near the intersection of Green Street and Amory Street. It primarily serves surrounding residential neighborhoods, as well Jamaica Plain's primary business district on Centre Street to the west.

The current station, located below grade in the Southwest Corridor, opened in 1987 to replace a previous station several blocks east on the Washington Street Elevated. The original elevated station opened in 1912 as an infill station.

Green Street station is fully wheelchair accessible.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits
L2
Platforms
Southbound Orange Line toward Forest Hills (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Orange Line toward Oak Grove (Stony Brook)

Nearby destinations[edit]

The Gallery @ Green Street[2] was a contemporary art gallery located in a storefront of the station building. It paid no rent, but did install air conditioning and a bathroom in return for the space.[3] In December 2006, the space became the home of a successor gallery, AXIOM: Center for New and Experimental Media, which is operated by a non-profit artists' collective, and features rotating shows of artworks incorporating modern technology.[4][2]

The station also provides access to many parks located in Jamaica Plain. Franklin Park is east of the station, and to its west is Jamaica Pond, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks. The station is also located along the linear Southwest Corridor Park which tracks the Southwest Corridor.

Bus connections[edit]

Green Street was not built as a bus transfer station, and lacks an off-street busway. Since the 48 Jamaica Plain Loop, Monument - Jackson Square Station via Green Street & Stony Brook Stations route was discontinued on July 1, 2012, Green Street and nearby Stony Brook have no direct bus connections. Forest Hills, the next stop to the south, is a major bus transfer station.

The 42 Forest Hills Station - Dudley or Ruggles Station via Washington Street route runs three blocks to the east on Washington Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Boston's Subway Gallery (a.k.a Gallery @ Green Street)". Green Street Gallery. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Boston Globe profile 6/22/01 by Cate McQuaid". Greenstreetgallery.org. 2001-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  4. ^ "AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media". Axiomart.org. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 

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