Boston University East (MBTA station)

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Boston University East station facing outbound with BU's College of Arts and Sciences in the right background
Location Commonwealth Avenue near Granby Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′58″N 71°06′14″W / 42.349569°N 71.103866°W / 42.349569; -71.103866Coordinates: 42°20′58″N 71°06′14″W / 42.349569°N 71.103866°W / 42.349569; -71.103866
Owned by MBTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Passengers (2010-11 daily) 1,747[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Green Line
toward Park Street
  Former services  
Green Line
Closed 1969
toward Park Street

Boston University East is a surface-level station on the MBTA's Green Line "B" Branch located in Boston, Massachusetts. The station is located in the center median of Commonwealth Avenue, between Granby Street and the east end of Cummington Street, surrounded by the Boston University campus. It consists of two side platforms, which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks.

Owing to its location in front of Warren Towers dormitory and BU's College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University East has the sixth-highest ridership of any station on the "B" Branch.[1] Because of their high ridership, BU East and BU Central were rebuilt with slightly-raised platforms in 2002 to allow level boarding onto the new Type 8 trams. Service was provided to an interim station between the two stops during construction.[2] BU East is one of only five surface stations on the branch that is handicapped-accessible (the others being BU Central, Harvard Avenue, Washington Street, and the "B" Branch's terminus at Boston College).[3]

Station layout[edit]

Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (Boston University Central)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Park Street (Blandford Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "BU East, Central T Stop Construction Begins Monday". Daily Free Press. 15 March 2002. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Green Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 

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