Jackson Square (MBTA station)
Main entrance to Jackson Square station in 2016
|Location||1500 Columbus Avenue at 240 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
|Owned by||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||MBTA Bus: 14, 22, 29, 41, 44|
|Bicycle facilities||8 spaces|
|Opened||May 4, 1987|
|Passengers (2013)||5,828 (weekday average boardings)|
The station opened in 1987 along with the rest of the southern Orange Line stations. In 2004, a project took place that provided the station with murals as well as better lighting and new sidewalks to replace broken ones after a spree of violent crimes near the station. The granite monolith located at the station "Grandmothers" was written by Cambridge writer/artist Christine Palamidessi Moore. The story is a memoir about her ethnic grandmothers and was selected for placement at the subway station by local residents. The improvements at the station were designed to reduce criminal activity as well as provide a more welcoming atmosphere for transit riders.
|Southbound||← Orange Line toward Forest Hills (Stony Brook)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||→ Orange Line toward Oak Grove (Roxbury Crossing) →|
Jackson Square station is served by five MBTA Bus routes:
- 14 Roslindale Square - Heath Street via Dudley Station, Grove Hall & Jackson Square Station
- 22 Ashmont Station - Ruggles Station via Talbot Avenue & Jackson Square
- 29 Mattapan Station - Jackson Square Station via Seaver Street & Columbus Avenue
- 41 Centre & Eliot Street - JFK/UMass Station via Dudley Station, Centre Street & Jackson Square Station
- 44 Jackson Square Station - Ruggles Station via Seaver Street & Humboldt Avenue
All of the routes operate into an off-street busway located adjacent to the station. The 14, 29, and 44 terminate at Jackson Square.
- Belcher, Jonathan (19 March 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
- "Alumni News" (PDF) (Press release). Pitt Magazine. 1996.
- "Grandmothers" (PDF). Boston MBTA. 1992.
- "Jackson Square Station Improvements Are Completed" (Press release). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 10 December 2004. Archived from the original on 13 December 2004.
- "Envisioning Peace: Local youths draw upon talents to improve MBTA stop" (Press release). Hyde Square Task Force. 15 July 2004. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011.
Art at Jackson Square
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- Street entrance from Google Maps Street View]
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