Oak Grove (MBTA station)

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OAK GROVE
Oak Grove from crossover.JPG
Orange Line platform (left) and rarely used commuter platform (right), viewed looking northwards
Station statistics
Address Washington Street at Winter Street
Malden, Massachusetts 02148
Coordinates 42°26′13″N 71°04′15″W / 42.436942°N 71.070889°W / 42.436942; -71.070889Coordinates: 42°26′13″N 71°04′15″W / 42.436942°N 71.070889°W / 42.436942; -71.070889
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform for Orange Line service and 1 side platform used rarely for the Haverhill Commuter Rail line.
Tracks 2 (Orange Line)
1 (Commuter Rail)
Parking 788 spaces
Bicycle facilities 42 spaces
Other information
Opened March 20, 1977
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MBTA
Traffic
Passengers (2009 daily) 5,994 Increase 5.94%
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Forest Hills
Orange Line Terminus

Oak Grove is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street, and adjacent to the city of Melrose.

Oak Grove is the northern terminus of the Orange Line. It is primarily a park and ride station serving nearby residential communities, with a parking lot of 788 spaces. It also connects to several bus lines.[1] The fiscal year 2009 average weekday boardings at the station were 5,994, which was a 5.94% increase over fiscal year 2008.[2] The station is fully wheelchair accessible.[1]

A single platform is in place on the Haverhill commuter rail line which passes through the station. However, the platform is only used for commuter rail service when the Orange Line is disrupted.

Bus connections[edit]

Oak Grove Station Busway[edit]

  • 131 Melrose Highlands – Malden Center Station via East Side Melrose & Oak Grove (During rush hour, route 131 only services Oak Grove and omits Malden Center Station)
  • 136 Reading Depot – Malden Center Station via Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 137 Reading Depot – Malden Center Station via North Ave, Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove

Washington Street Busway[edit]

  • 132 Redstone Shopping Center – Malden Center Station via Stoneham, Wyoming Square & Oak Grove

Defunct bus lines[edit]

  • "130 Lebanon Street, Melrose – Malden Center Station via Lebanon Street Melrose, Sylvan Street & Oak Grove" was discontinued in the early 2000s when the 106 was extended to Franklin Square. The reason for the cease in service was a lack in ridership. The closure of this route allowed the service frequency of the 132 to improve from running at 90 minutes or better to 60 minutes or better.
  • "135 Wakefield Square – Oak Grove Station via Wakefield, Greenwood & Downtown Melrose" which was a shortened version of the 136 or 137 route was a footnote on the 136/137 schedule until the MBTA decided in 2004 that it was better to renumber the route as various versions of the 136.

Station layout[edit]

Ground Street level Exit/Entrance
Concourse Lobby Mezzanine, faregates
Platforms Southbound Orange Line toward Forest Hills (Malden Center)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Orange Line termination track →
Commuter rail Haverhill Line does not stop here →
Side platform, not in service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oak Grove". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff (2010). "Ridership and Service Statistics – Thirteenth Edition 2010". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. p. 15. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 

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