Chestnut Hill (MBTA station)

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Chestnut Hill station, January 2014.jpg
Platforms at Chestnut Hill station
Location Hammond Street and
Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA
Coordinates 42°19′37″N 71°9′53″W / 42.32694°N 71.16472°W / 42.32694; -71.16472Coordinates: 42°19′37″N 71°9′53″W / 42.32694°N 71.16472°W / 42.32694; -71.16472
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  Green Line "D" Branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Opened July 4, 1959[1]
Passengers (2009 daily) 778[2]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line
This article is about the Green Line "D" Branch station. For the Green Line "B" Branch station, see Chestnut Hill Avenue (MBTA station).

Chestnut Hill is a stop on the MBTA Green Line "D" Branch, located off Hammond Street north of Massachusetts Route 9 in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. The station has two side platforms serving the line's two tracks. Chestnut Hill station is not handicapped accessible.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "D" Branch toward Riverside (Newton Center)
Inbound "D" Branch toward Government Center (Reservoir)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


Inbound shelter at Chestnut Hill

The original Chestnut Hill station opened in 1852 on the Highland Branch, which at the time was a conventional commuter rail line. After 1886, loop service was run via what is now the Framingham/Worcester Line and later the Needham Line. The final trains on the line ran on May 31, 1958. The line was converted to light rail by the M.T.A. and Chestnut Hill reopened on July 4, 1959, along with the rest of the "D" branch.[1] The original stone station was torn down and replaced by a small wooden shelter on the inbound platform.

Bus connections[edit]

The station is not directly served by any MBTA bus route. However, the 60 Chestnut Hill - Kenmore Station via Brookline Village & Cypress Street route stops at Boylston Street and Hammond Street, about 1,000 feet (300 m) to the south.


  1. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (23 April 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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