Chiswick Road (MBTA station)

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CHISWICK ROAD
Passengers at Chiswick Road stop, January 2013.jpg
Passengers at Chiswick Road station in January 2013
Location Commonwealth Avenue at Chiswick Road
Brighton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′27″N 71°09′02″W / 42.340839°N 71.150459°W / 42.340839; -71.150459Coordinates: 42°20′27″N 71°09′02″W / 42.340839°N 71.150459°W / 42.340839; -71.150459
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Traffic
Passengers (2011 daily) 615[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Green Line
toward Park Street

Chiswick Road is a light rail station on the MBTA's Green Line "B" Branch, located in the median of Commonwealth Avenue north of Chiswick Road in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Chiswick Road consists of two side platforms, which serve the "B" Branch's two tracks.

Proposal for closure[edit]

In 2003, Chiswick Road was one of five stops on the "B" Branch proposed for closure, due to having a low average daily ridership and being located quite close to nearby, better-used stops.[2] Chiswick Road was dropped from the proposal shortly after it was announced due to opposition from residents of a local housing project for the elderly served by the stop.[2] The other four stops (Fordham Road, Summit Avenue, Mount Hood Road, and Greycliff Road) were provisionally closed on April 20, 2004, which was made permanent on March 15, 2005.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "B" Branch toward Boston College (Chestnut Hill Avenue)
Inbound "B" Branch toward Park Street (Sutherland Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Daniel, Mac (16 March 2005). "T drops 4 Green Line stops after results of rider survey". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Green Line B Branch Service Enhancements" (PDF). TRANSreport. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. May 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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