Heath Street (MBTA 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,
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 820 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus Green Line
toward Lechmere

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

History[edit]

Heath Street 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.[2]

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.

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  2. ^ 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 (MBTA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°19′43″N 71°06′38″W / 42.32868°N 71.11068°W / 42.32868; -71.11068