Silver Line Way (MBTA station)
|SILVER LINE WAY|
A bus at the outbound platform at Silver Line Way
|Address||Silver Line Way at Pumphouse Road, between Massport Haul Road and D Street, South Boston Waterfront|
|Platforms||1 island platform
1 side platform
|Opened||December 17, 2004|
|Owned by||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority|
|Passengers (2014)||870 (weekday boardings)|
Silver Line Way is a surface station on the MBTA's bus rapid transit Silver Line, 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; it 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 the Waterfront Tunnel. Like all Silver Line stations, Silver Line Way is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
|■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)|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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