World Trade Center (MBTA station)

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World Trade Center - MBTA Silver Line.jpg
World Trade Center Station platforms
Location Congress Street at C Street / World Trade Center Avenue, South Boston Waterfront
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Parking none
Bicycle facilities none
Disabled access Yes
Opened December 17, 2004[1]
Passengers (2009) 2,338 (weekday average)[2]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Silver Line
Silver Line
toward Design Center

The World Trade Center station is a transportation station in Boston, Massachusetts, on the MBTA's bus rapid transit (BRT) Silver Line. The station is located on Congress Street at C Street/World Trade Center Avenue on the South Boston Waterfront. It is between Boston's World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), and near Commonwealth Pier and a seasonal ferry to Provincetown, Massachusetts.


The station is fully accessible and offers connections among Silver Line routes.

Layout and design[edit]

Silver Line toward South Station (Courthouse)
Silver Line toward Logan Airport (SL1) or Design Center (SL2) (Silver Line Way)

The station was designed by G plus G Architects. Its mezzanine level is intended to represent an underwater environment, with blue lighting, an undulating ceiling and sandy, mica-flecked stone tiles. Lenticular art designed by Marybeth Mungovan and Jason Asselin is installed on the lobby level of the station.

Notable Places Nearby[edit]

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Future plans[edit]

The Charlie Card collection system at the World Trade Center Station.

World Trade Center Station is a planned stop on the MBTA's Silver Line Gateway service to Chelsea, Massachusetts.[3] In the future this route might be extended to the proposed Urban Ring Project, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line designed to connect the current MBTA Lines to reduce strain on the downtown stations.[4]


  1. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (23 March 2013). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Silver Line Gateway". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
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Coordinates: 42°20′53.84″N 71°2′33.23″W / 42.3482889°N 71.0425639°W / 42.3482889; -71.0425639