Heath Street station

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HEATH STREET
Heath Street station and Mission Hill, September 2012.JPG
Heath Street station in September 2012
Location Heath Street at VA Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′43″N 71°06′38″W / 42.32868°N 71.11068°W / 42.32868; -71.11068Coordinates: 42°19′43″N 71°06′38″W / 42.32868°N 71.11068°W / 42.32868; -71.11068
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)
  Green Line "E" branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 (on a balloon loop)
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: 14, 39
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Rebuilt January 13, 2003.[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 820 (weekday average boardings)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
TerminusGreen Line
toward Lechmere

Heath Street station (announced as Heath Street/VA Medical Center) is an MBTA transit station in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the terminus of the Green Line "E" Branch. It is located at the intersection of South Huntington Avenue and Heath Street on the border between the Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. The station is accessible when served by the MBTA's newer low-floor trolley cars and buses.

History[edit]

Heath Street station, announced as Heath Street/VA Medical Center during construction, was originally a minor turnback for the Arborway Line. In the late 70s, two waiting shelters with signage were built. After four years of rebuilding, "E" Branch service resumed to Heath Street (but not to Arborway) on November 4, 1989. It has served as the line's terminus since.[3]

The shelter across the street from the Heath Street terminal was demolished in the 2000s, but the one inside the loop remains. The shelter is also used as an office for MBTA employees.

The station was made handicapped accessible along with four other E Branch surface stations in a renovation project completed on January 13, 2003.[1]

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MBTA Short Notes" (PDF). TRANSreport. Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. February 2003. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  3. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (27 June 2015). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2015" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Heath Street station at Wikimedia Commons