North Billerica (MBTA station)

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NORTH BILLERICA
North Billerica MBTA Station, MA.jpg
North Billerica MBTA Station
Station statistics
Address Ruggles Street & Station Street
North Billerica, MA
Coordinates 42°35′37″N 71°16′53″W / 42.5935°N 71.2813°W / 42.5935; -71.2813Coordinates: 42°35′37″N 71°16′53″W / 42.5935°N 71.2813°W / 42.5935; -71.2813
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 541 spaces, $4.00 each
Bicycle facilities 14 spaces
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 5
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 1,043 weekday avg.[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Lowell Line
Terminus

North Billerica is a passenger rail station on MBTA Commuter Rail's Lowell Line,[2] located in North Billerica, Massachusetts and serves close to 300,000 commuters.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Depot that stands at the station site is on the National Register of Historic Places and was completely renovated in 1998. It served as a flag stop on the Boston and Lowell Railroad's main line and was the starting point for the old narrow gauge Billerica and Bedford Railroad (B&B). The original depot was moved across the tracks and later burned down. The present depot was built in 1867 with the larger addition completed in 1877 when the B&B began operation.

The decision of the Boston and Maine Railroad, which took over the B&L in 1887, to locate its repair shops in North Billerica in 1904 was in large part the reason for the creation of Garden City, the neighborhood behind the Faulkner Mills.[3]

MBTA service[edit]

In 1998, the North Billerica Depot underwent extensive renovations as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's efforts to restore and expand its Billerica commuter rail stop. The new depot and train station were rededicated on October 30, 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). MBTA. 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "North Billerica". MBTA. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.billericahistorical.com/

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