Lincoln station (MBTA)

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LINCOLN
Boarding inbound train at Lincoln MBTA station, Lincoln MA.jpg
Passengers board an inbound train at Lincoln
Location 160 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°24′50.53″N 71°19′33.19″W / 42.4140361°N 71.3258861°W / 42.4140361; -71.3258861Coordinates: 42°24′50.53″N 71°19′33.19″W / 42.4140361°N 71.3258861°W / 42.4140361; -71.3258861
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 161 spaces ($3.00 fee)
Bicycle facilities 21 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Previous names South Lincoln
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 391 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Wachusett
Fitchburg Line

Lincoln station is an MBTA Commuter Rail in Lincoln, Massachusetts. It serves the Fitchburg Line, and located on Lincoln Road. There has been continuous commuter service to Lincoln since the station stop was established before 1850. A station building formerly stood on the outbound side.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Unusual platform layout

Lincoln has an unusual configuration, largely unique on the system (though similar to Waltham). The station has two side platforms, both adjacent to the outbound track but on opposite sides of the Lincoln Road grade crossing. Outbound trains stop at the north platform, while inbound trains stop opposite the south platform and passengers use two asphalt crossings to board. The configuration was made to minimize the number of stopped trains that block Lincoln Road, as the town emergency services are based nearby and Lincoln Road is the most direct route to the town center.

Both platforms are low-level; Lincoln station is not handicapped accessible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  2. ^ Humphrey, Thomas J.; Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 88. ISBN 9780685412947. 

External links[edit]

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