Babcock Street station

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Babcock Street
Inbound train at Babcock Street station, December 2018.JPG
An inbound train at Babcock Street station in December 2018
LocationCommonwealth Avenue at Babcock Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′06″N 71°07′18″W / 42.35169°N 71.121547°W / 42.35169; -71.121547Coordinates: 42°21′06″N 71°07′18″W / 42.35169°N 71.121547°W / 42.35169; -71.121547
Owned byMBTA
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MBTA Bus: 57, 57A
Traffic
Passengers (2011)1,387 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Packards Corner Green Line Pleasant Street
Former services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Packards Corner
toward Watertown
Green Line Pleasant Street

Babcock Street is a light rail surface station on the MBTA Green Line "B" Branch, located in the median of Commonwealth Avenue west of Babcock Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Babcock Street consists of two side platforms, which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks. It was also served by the "A" Branch until its 1969 discontinuance.

Stop consolidation[edit]

In October 2014, the MBTA began holding meetings for a proposal to consolidate four stops - Boston University West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street, and Babcock Street - located near Boston University's West Campus. The four stops, which are not handicapped accessible, would be turned into two fully accessible stops as part of a planned redesign of Commonwealth Avenue between the BU Bridge and Packard's Corner.[2] Pleasant Street and Babcock Street stations would be consolidated into one station in the block between the two streets.[3]

Work was delayed by the need to complete other roadwork on Commonwealth Avenue. As of December 2016, MassDOT expected to issue a change order in 2017 to assign station construction work to the roadwork contractor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
  2. ^ "Comm. Ave. Green Line Improvements Public Meeting". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  3. ^ O'Rourke, John (October 23, 2014). "T May Eliminate Two Green Line B Stops". BU Today. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  4. ^ Brelsford, Laura (December 5, 2016). "MBTA System-Wide Accessibility Initiatives: December 2016 Update" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Department of System-Wide Accessibility. p. 22.

External links[edit]

Media related to Babcock Street station at Wikimedia Commons