Pleasant Street (MBTA station)

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PLEASANT STREET
Pleasant Street MBTA station, Boston MA.jpg
Pleasant Street MBTA station
Station statistics
Address Commonwealth Avenue and Pleasant Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′05″N 71°07′08″W / 42.351345°N 71.118783°W / 42.351345; -71.118783Coordinates: 42°21′05″N 71°07′08″W / 42.351345°N 71.118783°W / 42.351345; -71.118783
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Owned by MBTA
Traffic
Passengers (2011 daily) 1,167[1]
Services
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Green Line

Pleasant Street Station is an aboveground at-grade station on the Green Line "B" Branch of the MBTA subway system in Boston, Massachusetts. It is located in the median of Commonwealth Avenue, on the western side of its intersection with Harry Agganis Way (on the north side) and Pleasant Street (on the south side, extending into Brookline). It serves the western end of the John Hancock Student Village at Boston University.

Pleasant Street is the sixth station for outbound "B" trains after the Blandford Street Incline and the branch's split from the "C" and "D" Branches at Kenmore. It was also a station on the "A" Branch to Watertown until that branch closed in 1969.

It is not related to the Pleasant Street Incline, which was located near the Washington Street Theatre District in central Boston, nor the former Pleasant Street Station that operated from 1901 to 1908 at the site of the incline.

Stop consolidation[edit]

In October 2014, the MBTA began holding meetings for a proposal to consolidate four stops - Boston University West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street, and Babcock Street - located near Boston University's West Campus. The four stops, which are not handicapped accessible, would be turned into two fully accessible stops as part of a planned redesign of Commonwealth Avenue between the BU Bridge and Packard's Corner.[2] Pleasant Street and Babcock Street stations would be consolidated into one station in the block between the two streets.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (Babcock Street)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Government Center (St. Paul Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Comm. Ave. Green Line Improvements Public Meeting". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  3. ^ O'Rourke, John (23 October 2014). "T May Eliminate Two Green Line B Stops". BU Today. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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