Westborough (MBTA station)
Looking westward from the inbound platform
|Location||Smith Parkway & Fisher Street
Westborough, MA 01581
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||443 spaces ($4.00 each)|
|Bicycle facilities||4 spaces|
|Opened||June 22, 2002|
|Passengers (2009 daily)||576|
Westborough is a passenger rail station on MBTA Commuter Rail's Framingham/Worcester Line. It is located off Smith Parkway in Westborough, Massachusetts, west of the town center. The station consists of two side platforms serving the line's two tracks. Each side has a small mini-high platform for handicapped access; an overhead ramp structure connects the two platforms.
The station was opened on June 22, 2002, along with Southborough. The stations were built as part of a general expansion of service on the outer Framingham/Worcester Line as mitigation for delays in reopening the Greenbush Line. The $4.9 million station originally included 311 parking spaces. Due to high demand, an additional 142-space lot costing $500,000 was opened in January 2006.
The Westborough station is heavily used due to its location at the intersection of Northborough, Westborough, and Shrewsbury. During peak rush hour periods the parking lot is heavily congested. In 2013 a traffic light was installed at the intersection of Otis st. and Smith Valve Parkway which alleviated significant delays exiting onto Otis Street and nearby Route 9.
- "New MBTA Commuter Rail Stations Open; Train Service Expanded" (PDF). TRANSreport. Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. August 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- Belcher, Jonathan (12 November 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "MPO Agency Notes" (PDF). TRANSreport. Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. February 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- MBTA - Westborough
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