Canton Junction station

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Canton Junction station from Beaumont Street, April 2016.JPG
Canton Junction station in April 2016
Location Beaumont Street at Sherman Street
Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°09′46″N 71°09′13″W / 42.1628°N 71.1537°W / 42.1628; -71.1537Coordinates: 42°09′46″N 71°09′13″W / 42.1628°N 71.1537°W / 42.1628; -71.1537
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Stoughton Branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
1 island platform
Tracks 2 (Northeast Corridor)
2 (Stoughton Branch)
Parking 764 spaces ($4.00 fee)
11 accessible spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
Opened 1892
Previous names Canton
Passengers (2013) 1,008 (daily inbound average)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Providence/​Stoughton Line
toward Stoughton
South Coast Rail
Phase 2
2030 (proposed)
Former services
Preceding station   New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad   Following station
toward New Haven
Shore Line
toward Taunton
Stoughton BranchTerminus

Canton Junction is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Canton, Massachusetts. It serves the Providence/Stoughton Line, and is planned for future service on the South Coast Rail line. It is located slightly north of the Canton Viaduct and west of downtown Canton.

At Canton Junction, the Stoughton Branch of the Providence/Stoughton Line splits from the Northeast Corridor and runs southeast to Stoughton, Massachusetts. The Providence section of the line follows the Northeast Corridor south to Providence, Rhode Island and beyond.


The 1892-built station building

Canton Junction opened with the Boston and Providence Railroad in 1835; the Stoughton Branch Railroad opened in early 1845. The current station building was designed by Bradford Lee Gilbert in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and built by the Old Colony Railroad in 1892. It became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad a year later in 1893.[2]

The massive footbridge, built around 2000, showed significant rust and damage to concrete by 2015.[3] Keolis (the commuter rail contract operator) begin major repairs on the footbridge in 2016; however, the company failed to obtain the proper building permits. Construction was suspended in March 2017 with the western ramp and stairs still closed; passengers had to detour on foot over the Spaulding Street bridge to access the Providence-bound platform and the Jackson Street parking lot.[4][5] Construction resumed in July 2017 and was completed in August.[6]


  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
  3. ^ Turner, Jay (August 7, 2015). "Frustrations mount over conditions at Canton Junction". Canton Citizen. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Commuter Rail Service Alerts: Providence/Stoughton Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. March 18, 2017. Archived from the original on March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Canton Junction Ramp". Town of Canton. June 10, 2017. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Commuter Rail Service Alerts: Providence/Stoughton Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. July 20, 2017. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017.

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