Revere Beach (MBTA station)

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REVERE BEACH
Revere-beach-tracks.jpg
Station statistics
Address 220 Shirley Ave at 300 Ocean Ave, Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Coordinates 42°24′28″N 70°59′33″W / 42.4078°N 70.9926°W / 42.4078; -70.9926Coordinates: 42°24′28″N 70°59′33″W / 42.4078°N 70.9926°W / 42.4078; -70.9926
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking none
Other information
Opened January 19, 1954
Rebuilt June 24, 1995
Electrified January 19, 1954
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Formerly Crescent Beach (BRB&L)
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 2,693 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Bowdoin
Blue Line
Terminus

Revere Beach Station of the MBTA, is a station on the Blue Line, serving the city of Revere, Massachusetts. It was built between 1952 and 1954 as part of the Blue Line extension to Wonderland,[2] on the site of a former Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad station. True to its name, Revere Beach station is only a block from Revere Beach, a popular summer escape spot for Bostonians. Revere Beach Station is on the part of the Blue Line that uses overhead lines instead of third rail. There was a bus stop for the 411 Linden Square bus route across from the station on Ocean Avenue that was unused for many years and was removed in the 2000s.

The station was rebuilt in 1994-95 when the other stations from Wonderland to Suffolk Downs underwent complete renovations. It was closed for approximately one year starting on June 25, 1994 for rebuilding. Blue Line service temporarily ended at Orient Heights and buses served the closed stations during the $467 million improvement project to upgrade four stations on the line. The station officially re-opened on June 24, 1995. [2]

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Platform layout[edit]

Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Blue Line toward Bowdoin or Government Center (Beachmont)
Northbound Blue Line toward Wonderland (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ground - Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Blake, Andrew (1995-06-18). "Blue Line Stations Set to Reopen After $467M Upgrade". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 

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