Wakefield (MBTA station)

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WAKEFIELD
Upper Depot, Wakefield MA.jpg
Wakefield Upper Depot on Tuttle Street, as seen from the tracks along North Avenue
Station statistics
Address 225 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Line(s)
Connections MBTA Bus
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 117 Spaces, $2.00 each
Bicycle facilities 6 Spaces
Other information
Opened 1889
Owned by Town of Wakefield
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2008) 795 weekday avg.[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Haverhill Line
toward Haverhill
Wakefield Upper Depot
Wakefield (MBTA station) is located in Massachusetts
Wakefield (MBTA station)
Location 27-29 Tuttle Street,
Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
Coordinates 42°30′8.0″N 71°4′32.3″W / 42.502222°N 71.075639°W / 42.502222; -71.075639Coordinates: 42°30′8.0″N 71°4′32.3″W / 42.502222°N 71.075639°W / 42.502222; -71.075639
Built 1889
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference # 89000719[2]
Added to NRHP July 06, 1989

Wakefield is a station on the Haverhill Line commuter rail line of the MBTA. This station services nearby Wakefield Square.[3] It is officially located at 225 North Avenue, according to the MBTA. However the actual location is across the tracks, which run parallel to North Avenue. The station is also described by some as being located at 27-29 Tuttle Street, which runs behind the station between Albion and Chestnut Streets.

Wakefield Station was originally built in 1889 by the Boston and Maine Railroad, as Wakefield Upper Depot. Another former B&M station built in the 1950s is located to the north on the corner of Tuttle and Chestnut Streets, and a former freight house built by B&M sometime around 1845 can be found south of Wakefield Square along North Avenue.[4] The 1950s station house is now a law office, and the station operates from sheltered platforms in front of the B&M Depot, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Bus connections[edit]

  • 137 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via North Ave, Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove

The following bus connection can be made by walking approximately ¼ mile east on West Water Street to Wakefield Square on the corner of Main Street and Water Street:

  • 136 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). MBTA. 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ [1] MBTA official website
  4. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

External links[edit]

The current platform that serves MBTA Commuters in Wakefield, next to the historic depot.