Cleveland Circle (MBTA station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
MBTA 3664 at Cleveland Circle (2), May 2016.JPG
An inbound train at Cleveland Circle in 2016
Location Beacon Street at Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′10.38″N 71°8′56.42″W / 42.3362167°N 71.1490056°W / 42.3362167; -71.1490056Coordinates: 42°20′10.38″N 71°8′56.42″W / 42.3362167°N 71.1490056°W / 42.3362167; -71.1490056
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1889
Passengers (2011) 1,457 (daily average)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus Green Line

Cleveland Circle is a surface light rail station on the MBTA Green Line "C" Branch, located in Brighton, Massachusetts at Cleveland Circle. Cleveland Circle station is handicapped accessible, with raised platforms to accommodate low-floor trams.


PCC streetcars at Cleveland Circle in 1951

The Beacon Street line opened in 1889; most streetcars ran through Cleveland Circle to Lake Street, with some terminating at the Chestnut Hill Carhouse (renamed Reservoir Carhouse around 1900).

Around 1932 – likely in conjunction with the opening of Kenmore and the new portal to Beacon Street, the 61 Lake Street-Lechmere via Beacon Street route was cut back to Reservoir, at the Reservoir Carhouse. Around 1947, the terminus was redesignated Cleveland Circle after the adjacent traffic circle, to differentiate it from the nearby commuter rail station – which, twelve years later, would become a streetcar station itself. Although Cleveland Circle is no longer a traffic circle, the station retains its name.

In May 2007, the MBTA opened a wooden "mini-high" ramp on the outbound side at Cleveland Circle. The platform allows wheelchair-using passengers to deboard from high-floor streetcars at the stop.[2] Raised low platforms, previously installed around 2002, make the station accessible for all users with low-floor streetcars.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "C" Branch termination track
Inbound "C" Branch toward North Station (Englewood Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

Two MBTA Bus routes stop one block away at Reservoir station:


  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  2. ^ "Green Line Stations Upgraded to Improve Accessibility" (PDF). TRANSReport. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

External links[edit]