Canton Junction (MBTA 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
Line(s) phase 2
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
Electrified planned 2030
Previous names Canton
Passengers (2013) 1,008 (daily inbound average)[1]
South Coast Railphase 2 2030
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Providence/Stoughton Line
toward Stoughton

Canton Junction is a commuter rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton Line, located slightly north of the Canton Viaduct and west of downtown Canton, Massachusetts.

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] In 2016 and 2017, the MBTA conducted major repairs on the footbridge.[4]

List of Old Colony Railroad stations


  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. 

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