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Greenwood station (MBTA)

Coordinates: 42°28′58″N 71°04′03″W / 42.4829°N 71.0674°W / 42.4829; -71.0674
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Greenwood station in June 2017
General information
Location907 Main Street
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°28′58″N 71°04′03″W / 42.4829°N 71.0674°W / 42.4829; -71.0674
Owned byTown of Wakefield
Line(s)Western Route
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport MBTA bus: 137
Parking76 spaces ($3.00 daily)
Bicycle facilities6 spaces
Other information
Fare zone2
201892 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Preceding station MBTA Following station
Melrose Highlands Haverhill Line Wakefield
toward Haverhill

Greenwood station is an MBTA Commuter Rail station on the Haverhill Line located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Wakefield, Massachusetts. The station consists of two side platforms serving the line's two tracks. The low-level platforms are not accessible.


The replica of Greenwood station at Lomita Railroad Museum

The Boston and Maine Railroad (B&M) opened its line from Wilmington Junction to Boston on July 1, 1845. Greenwood station opened by the end of the decade in South Reading (later renamed Wakefield).[2]: 154 [3]

The ticket office in the station building closed on February 22, 1952.[4] By 1962, the former station building was relocated to the Pleasure Island amusement park for use on an antique railroad.[5][6] The façade of the Lomita Railroad Museum in Lomita, California, is a replica of the original Greenwood station.[7]

Rail service on the inner Haverhill Line was suspended from September 9 to November 5, 2023, to accommodate signal work. Substitute bus service was operated between Reading and Oak Grove, serving all intermediate stops.[8]


  1. ^ Central Transportation Planning Staff (2019). "2018 Commuter Rail Counts". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Charles J. (Summer 1962). "Commuter Services in the Boston Area, 1835-1860". The Business History Review. 36 (2): 153–170. doi:10.2307/3111453. JSTOR 3111453. S2CID 154294514.
  3. ^ Cobb, Charles (September 1850). American railway guide, and pocket companion, for the United States. Pathfinder Office. p. 92.
  4. ^ "B. and M. to Close 4 Ticket Offices". Boston Globe. February 7, 1952. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Glynn, Robert E. (October 6, 1962). "Passengers Will Find Gift Shops, Laundries Replacing Rail Depots". Boston Globe. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Richard W. (August 18, 1968). "Old railroad depots take on new careers". Boston Globe. p. A-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ About the Lomita Railroad Museum. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "Service Disruption September 9 to November 5 on Haverhill Commuter Rail Line" (Press release). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. August 10, 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Greenwood station (MBTA) at Wikimedia Commons

External videos
video icon Trains at Greenwood station, 1948 (at 07:33)