Quincy Center (MBTA station)

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QUINCY CENTER
QUINCY CENTER
Quincy Center MBTA station, Quincy MA.jpg
Quincy Center MBTA station is combined with a now-closed parking structure
Station statistics
Address 1300 Hancock Street
at Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Coordinates 42°15′3.16″N 71°00′17.27″W / 42.2508778°N 71.0047972°W / 42.2508778; -71.0047972Coordinates: 42°15′3.16″N 71°00′17.27″W / 42.2508778°N 71.0047972°W / 42.2508778; -71.0047972
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform (Commuter Rail)
1 island platform (Red Line)
Tracks 1 (Commuter Rail)
2 (Red Line)
Parking 872 spaces, $5.00 fee,
16 accessible spaces
Bicycle facilities 20 spaces
Other information
Opened September 1, 1971[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Fare zone 1 for Commuter Rail services only (Part of former exit fare zone of the Red Line.)
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 7,913 (weekday average boardings)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Alewife
Red Line
toward Braintree
Greenbush Line
toward Greenbush
Plymouth/Kingston Line
toward Kingston or Plymouth
Middleborough/Lakeville Line
CapeFLYER
toward Hyannis

Quincy Center is a station on the Red Line subway at 1300 Hancock Street and Washington Street, serving the Quincy Center area of Quincy, Massachusetts. Its other facilities include nearby stops on the MBTA Commuter Rail, Old Colony Lines, and bus connections at street level.

Station layout[edit]

Parking garage - Parking garage (closed since July 2012)
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Inbound Red Line toward Alewife (Wollaston)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Outbound Red Line toward Braintree (Quincy Adams)
Commuter rail platform Commuter rail lines
CapeFLYER does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the left/right

History[edit]

Quincy Center Station opened in 1971 as part of the new South Shore branch of the Red Line,[1] and was its southern terminus until 1980. Service began on the Middleborough/Lakeville and Plymouth/Kingston commuter rail lines in 1997; Greenbush Line service began on October 31, 2007.

Starting on July 4, 2012, the Quincy Center parking garage was closed indefinitely due to structural issues. At 41 years old, the garage is the oldest anywhere on the MBTA system. The Red Line and commuter rail platforms remain open.[3]

Nearby destinations[edit]

  • Quincy Center Local Historic District

Bus connections[edit]

#214, 230, and 211 buses at Quincy Center
#225 bus at the station

Accessibility[edit]

Quincy Center station is partially handicapped accessible; there is no handicapped access from the Burgin Parkway entrance. See MBTA accessibility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Off Hancock Street". Historic and Architectural Survey Quincy, Massachusetts. Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass. 1986. p. 77. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bartlett, Jessica (3 July 2012). "Quincy Center T garage closed due to structural problems". Boston Globe. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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