Jackson Square (MBTA station)

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Jackson Square MBTA.jpg
Jackson Square main entrance
Location 1500 Columbus Avenue at 240 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′22″N 71°06′00″W / 42.3229°N 71.1000°W / 42.3229; -71.1000Coordinates: 42°19′22″N 71°06′00″W / 42.3229°N 71.1000°W / 42.3229; -71.1000
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities 8 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened May 4, 1987
Passengers (2009) 4,968 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Forest Hills
Orange Line
toward Oak Grove

Jackson Square is a station on the Orange Line of the MBTA subway. The station is located in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The station opened in 1987 along with the rest of the southern Orange Line stations. In 2004, a project took place that provided the station with murals as well as better lighting and new sidewalks to replace broken ones after a spree of violent crimes near the station. The improvements were designed to reduce criminal activity as well as provide a more welcoming atmosphere for transit riders.[2]

Bus routes[edit]

Jackson Square station connects to MBTA bus routes 14, 22, 29, 41, and 44.

Station layout[edit]

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


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