Waverley (MBTA station)

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WAVERLEY
Waverly MBTA Station, Belmont MA.jpg
Waverley station viewed from Trapelo Road in 2010
Station statistics
Address 525 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478-1403
Coordinates 42°23′16.22″N 71°11′24.64″W / 42.3878389°N 71.1901778°W / 42.3878389; -71.1901778Coordinates: 42°23′16.22″N 71°11′24.64″W / 42.3878389°N 71.1901778°W / 42.3878389; -71.1901778
Line(s)
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: 73, 554
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1860[1]
March 4, 1974[2]
Closed 1958[2]
Rebuilt 1952[1]
Fare zone 1
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 117 (weekday inbound average)[3]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Fitchburg
Fitchburg Line

Waverley is a passenger rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line, located in Waverley Square, Belmont, Massachusetts. The station is located below grade, in the triangle of Trapelo Road, Lexington Street, and Church Street in western Belmont.

History[edit]

The Fitchburg Railroad opened through Belmont on December 20, 1843, but no station stop at Waverly Square existed until about 1860. The original station was at grade; it was depressed in 1952, at which time Central Mass Line trains were moved from their parallel tracks onto the Fitchburg main.[1] All service to Waverley and nearby Belmont Center ended in 1958.[2]

Service to Belmont Center and Waverley resumed on March 4, 1974. The Central Mass Branch had been discontinued in 1971, so all service was on the South Acton (now Fitchburg) Line.[2] Weekend service was discontinued at the two stops on January 30, 1981 as part of general cutbacks, but restored on December 6, 1993.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

Two MBTA Bus routes terminate at Waverley Square:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Humphrey, Thomas J. and Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 86-88. ISBN 9780685412947. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Belcher, Jonathan (22 March 2014). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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