Hynes Convention Center (MBTA station)

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HYNES CONVENTION CENTER
2002 subway HynesConventionCenter Boston 201011961.jpg
A train arrives at Hynes Convention Center station
Station statistics
Address 100 Massachusetts Avenue at 360 Newbury Street, Downtown Boston
Coordinates 42°20′52.1″N 71°5′16.18″W / 42.347806°N 71.0878278°W / 42.347806; -71.0878278Coordinates: 42°20′52.1″N 71°5′16.18″W / 42.347806°N 71.0878278°W / 42.347806; -71.0878278
Line(s)
  Green Line "B," "C," "D" branches
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 3, 1914
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Formerly Massachusetts (1914–1965)
Auditorium (1965–1990)
Hynes Convention Center/ICA (1990–2006)
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 9,525 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Green Line
toward Riverside
Green Line
Green Line

Hynes Convention Center is a stop on the MBTA's Green Line, located at the intersection of Newbury Street and Massachusetts Avenue. It is located at the "artsy" end of Newbury Street: the luxury stores that also reside on Newbury Street are concentrated toward the other end, near the Arlington stop.

The primary entrance to the station is from Massachusetts Avenue, which leads to the west end of the platforms. A secondary entrance from Boylston Street is normally closed; it is opened on Patriot's Day, to handle the spectators from the Boston Marathon, as well as for large events like Anime Boston at the convention center.

The subway station is not currently wheelchair accessible. Design for accessibility improvements was advanced to the 15% design level in 2013.[2] Like all MBTA Bus stops, the surface-level bus stop is fully accessible.

Station layout[edit]

Ground Street Level Exit/Entrance
Mezzanine Concourse Fare control, crossover between platforms
Green Line
platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Green Line "B" Branch toward Boston College (Kenmore)
Green Line "C" Branch toward Cleveland Circle (Kenmore)
Green Line "D" Branch toward Riverside (Kenmore)
Inbound Green Line toward North Station or Government Center (Copley)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

History[edit]

Bus shelter on Massachusetts Avenue across the street from the subway entrance.

This stop was originally named Massachusetts. It was renamed to Auditorium in 1965 and to Hynes Convention Center/ICA in 1990, after the Hynes Memorial Auditorium was renamed.[3] In November 2006, shortly after the Institute of Contemporary Art relocated from its nearby location on Boylston Street to a new building near Courthouse station on the waterfront branch of the Silver Line, the letters "ICA" were removed from all signboards in the station. There are still some old maps in certain MBTA stations that refer to this station as Auditorium; additionally, the inspection certificate on the escalator has "Auditorium Station" as its address.[when?]

The station has a large dedicated bus shelter across Massachusetts Avenue from the main entrance; an underground tunnel connects the shelter with the station, which was closed in the 1990s due to safety considerations.

Hynes received the new CharlieCard automated fare system in September 2006.

Bus connections[edit]

One crosstown route, two regular routes, and one limited-service route stop on Massachusetts Avenue at the station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Accessibility Upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (23 March 2013). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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