West Medford (MBTA station)
An outbound train arrives at the station
|Location||481 High Street
Medford, MA 02155-6735
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Passengers (2009)||643 (weekday inbound average)|
West Medford station is located at 481 High Street (Rte. 60) as it passes through West Medford Square in Medford, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. It is on the MBTA Lowell Line. West Medford station is not handicapped accessible.
When the original Boston and Lowell Railroad was laid out in the 1830s, West Medford was mostly farmland. The route of the new railroad (one of the oldest railroads in North America) was built on land acquired from Peter Chardon Brooks, who sold a strip for the right-of-way plus a parcel for the station on High Street. The initial stop was called "Medford Gates"; it gave birth to West Medford Square and, eventually, the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
- Media related to West Medford (MBTA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- MBTA - West Medford
- City of Medford - West Medford Train Station
- Station from High Street from Google Maps Street View