Silver Line Way (MBTA station)

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SILVER LINE WAY
Silver Line Way.JPG
A bus at the outbound platform at Silver Line Way
Station statistics
Address Silver Line Way at Pumphouse Road, between Massport Haul Road and D Street, South Boston Waterfront
Coordinates 42°20′50″N 71°02′19″W / 42.3472°N 71.0386°W / 42.3472; -71.0386Coordinates: 42°20′50″N 71°02′19″W / 42.3472°N 71.0386°W / 42.3472; -71.0386
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Parking None
Bicycle facilities None
Other information
Opened December 17, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2009 daily) 974[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Silver Line
Terminus
Silver Line
toward Design Center

Silver Line Way is a surface station in Boston, Massachusetts, on the MBTA's bus rapid transit (BRT) Silver Line. It is located on Silver Line Way, at Pumphouse Road between Massport Haul Road (Trilling Street) and D Street, near the South Boston Waterfront. The station is a block south of the Boston Fish Pier and also serves the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel and the Bank of America Pavilion

Changeover between diesel and overhead electric power takes place at the station, similar to Airport Station on the Blue Line. There is a small storage area for trolley buses. The station is the first station at the surface when going outbound from South Station; Courthouse and World Trade Center are both in a tunnel. The station is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Layout[edit]

Silver Line toward South Station (World Trade Center)
Silver Line toward Logan Airport (SL1) (Terminus)
toward Design Center (SL2) (306 Northern Avenue)
Silver Line alighting passengers only (short turn)

History[edit]

The South Boston Transitway between South Station and Silver Line Way opened on December 17, 2004, and SL2 and SL3 service to the Waterfront and City Point areas began on December 31, 2004.[2] Silver Line Way served as the transfer point between these services and buses to Logan Airport beginning in January 2005 until SL1 through service began 5 months later on June 29. SL3 service ended in October 2009 due to low ridership, as the service was in direct competition to the more frequent #7 bus.[2]

Present service consists of through trips on the SL1 route to Logan Airport and the SL2 route to Design Center (Waterfront), with some additional rush hour trips that short-turn at Silver Line Way.[2] The outbound boarding area is an island platform; a bus lane loops around it to allow the short turn buses to turn back into the Transitway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Belcher, Jonathan (31 December 2011). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

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