Somerville Junction was the name of a railroad junction and station in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. The station was located at the site of the present-day park near the intersection of Centre and Woodbine Streets. Nearby, a westward connector split off from the main line of the Boston and Lowell Railroad. It was built by the B&L to connect to the Lexington and Arlington Railroad after its 1870 acquisition. A branch was later added, extending the connector to form the Fitchburg Cutoff. A publication highlighting Somerville railroad history in connection with a planned MBTA Green Line extension includes a photo of the depot and a discussion of Somerville Junction's history. Per 1895 maps, the station was situated about 70 yards (65 meters) from the Central Street bridge, and the junction of the tracks was about 240 yards (225 meters) farther northwest.
References and notes
- The Park at Somerville Junction, at the site of the former station, was dedicated on September 25, 2008.
- "City of Somerville: Park at Somerville Junction". Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "Rails of the Past" (2008), pp. 3-4 Accessed March 31, 2012
- 1895 map showing station location Accessed April 9, 2012
- 1895 map showing junction Accessed April 9, 2012
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