Plymouth (MBTA station)

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PLYMOUTH
Plymouth station facing inbound 1.jpg
Looking inbound from the station's single side platform
Location 385 Court Street MA Route 3A.svg
Plymouth, MA 02360-7310
Coordinates 41°58′52″N 70°41′25″W / 41.9812°N 70.6903°W / 41.9812; -70.6903Coordinates: 41°58′52″N 70°41′25″W / 41.9812°N 70.6903°W / 41.9812; -70.6903
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking 96 spaces ($4.00 fee)
4 accessible spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 8
History
Opened November 29, 1997
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 30 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Plymouth/Kingston Line Terminus

Plymouth is a passenger rail station on MBTA Commuter Rail's Plymouth/Kingston Line. The station is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the Cordage Park complex of North Plymouth. Plymouth is one terminus of the MBTA's Kingston/Plymouth Line, along with Kingston station in nearby Kingston, Massachusetts. The Plymouth station provides non-peak and occasional peak along with the Kingston station service to Braintree and as far north as Boston's South Station. Most trains on the line serve only Kingston station; service to and ridership from Plymouth are thus very limited.

History[edit]

A previous station was located at Boundary Lane on the Plymouth/Kingston border, just north of the current site. Built as North Plymouth in 1873, it was renamed to Seaside around 1880 and Cordage in 1925.[2] The station closed with the rest of the Old Colony Division on June 30, 1959.[3]

The rest of the Plymouth/Kingston Line and the Middleborough/Lakeville Line opened for rush hour service on September 29, 1997. Plymouth, with no rush hour trains, did not open until midday and weekend service began on November 29, 1997.[4]

Prior to the return of weekend service on the Kingston/Plymouth Line, the MBTA held special weekend service to Plymouth for 2 weekends leading up to the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. The two trains per day were intended only for tourists going to Plymouth; they did not run on schedules allowing day trips to Boston. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Humphrey, Thomas J. and Clark, Norton D. (1986). Boston's Commuter Rail: Second Section. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 25. ISBN 9780938315025. 
  3. ^ Karr, Ronald Dale (1995). The Rail Lines of Southern New England. Branch Line Press. p. 310. ISBN 0942147022. 
  4. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (12 November 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Take the Special Seasonal Weekend Train to Plymouth!" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 

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