List of MBTA Commuter Rail stations

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The MBTA Commuter Rail is the commuter rail system for the Greater Boston metropolitan area of Massachusetts. It is owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and operated under contract by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR).[1] As of the first quarter of 2013, it was the sixth-busiest commuter rail system in the United States with an average weekday ridership of 127,500.[2] There are currently 138 stations on 12 lines, with one additional station used only for special events at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.[3][4]

The system's routes span the eastern third of Massachusetts and the northern half of Rhode Island. They stretch from Newburyport in the north to North Kingstown, Rhode Island in the south, and reach as far west as Worcester and Fitchburg. There are plans to expand the area covered by the Commuter Rail further into Rhode Island to the south as well as into New Hampshire to the north.[5][6]

The system is split into two parts, with lines north of Boston having a terminus at North Station and lines south of Boston having a terminus at South Station. There is no direct connection between the two stations, but travel is made possible by transferring to the MBTA's subway system (although this requires an intermediate transfer at either Park Street or Downtown Crossing) or the 4 bus.[3][4] This lack of direct connection could be alleviated by the proposed (but currently shelved) North–South Rail Link, which would build a tunnel connecting the two terminals.[7]

Currently, there are several extensions of the Commuter Rail system under construction or in the planning stages. The extension of service from Providence further into Rhode Island opened to T. F. Green Airport In December 2010 and to Wickford Junction in April 2012.[5] The Fairmount Line is undergoing a major rehabilitation that includes the construction of four new stations in Boston; the first three of these opened in November 2012 and July 2013. Planning work on the South Coast Rail project to restore service to Fall River and New Bedford is continuing with bridge work already started,[8] and proposed extensions of commuter rail service to Nashua, New Hampshire via the Lowell Line and Plaistow, New Hampshire via the Haverhill Line are in the planning stages.[6][9]

Key[edit]

Station Indicates the MBTA's official name for the station. If the station is handicapped-accessible in some way, a wheelchair symbol appears next to the station name. (See MBTA accessibility for further details.)
Line Indicates the lines that stop at the given station. A bold line designation indicates that the station is a terminus for that line.
Connections Denotes any links to the MBTA's subway, streetcar, or bus rapid transit lines, to other busses, to Amtrak trains, or to the CapeFLYER at the station. Bus connections in italics indicate that the connecting service does not stop directly at the station, but rather a short distance away.
City/neighborhood Identifies the municipality (or for Boston, the neighborhood) in which the station is located.
Fare zone Identifies which of the eleven fare zones the station is in. The zones are 1A, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, with Zone 1A being the closest to North Station and South Station, and Zone 10 being the farthest.[10]
Station info A link to the station's information on http://mbta.com.

Stations[edit]

Station[11] Line[11] Connections[11] City/neighborhood Fare zone[11] Station info
South Station Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (4, 7, 11, 448, 449, 459)
Boston/Downtown 1A Link
JFK/UMass Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (5, 8, 16, 41)
Boston/Dorchester 1A Link
Quincy Center Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 220, 221, 222, 225, 230, 236, 238, 245)
Quincy 1 Link
Weymouth Landing/East Braintree Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (225)
Weymouth 2 Link
East Weymouth Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (222)
Weymouth 2 Link
West Hingham Handicapped/disabled access Hingham 3 Link
Nantasket Junction Handicapped/disabled access Hingham 4 Link
Cohasset Handicapped/disabled access Cohasset 4 Link
North Scituate Handicapped/disabled access Scituate 5 Link
Greenbush Handicapped/disabled access Scituate 6 Link
Braintree Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (230, 236)
Braintree 2 Link
Holbrook/Randolph Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (238, 240H)
Randolph 3 Link
Montello Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (230)

BAT (10, 11)

Brockton 4 Link
Brockton Handicapped/disabled access

BAT (1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

Brockton 4 Link
Campello Handicapped/disabled access Brockton 5 Link
Bridgewater Handicapped/disabled access Bridgewater 6 Link
Middleborough/Lakeville Handicapped/disabled access Lakeville 8 Link
South Weymouth Handicapped/disabled access Weymouth 3 Link
Abington Handicapped/disabled access Abington 4 Link
Whitman Handicapped/disabled access Whitman 5 Link
Hanson Handicapped/disabled access Hanson 6 Link
Halifax Handicapped/disabled access Halifax 7 Link
Kingston/Route 3 Handicapped/disabled access Kingston 8 Link
Plymouth Handicapped/disabled access Plymouth 8 Link
Newmarket Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (8, 10, 16, CT3)
Boston/Dorchester 1A Link
Uphams Corner Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (15, 16, 41, 191)
Boston/Dorchester 1A Link
Four Corners/Geneva Ave Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (19, 23)
Boston/Dorchester 1A Link
Talbot Ave Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (22)
Boston/Dorchester 1A Link
Morton Street Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (21, 26)
Boston/Mattapan 1A Link
Fairmount Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (24)

At Hyde Park:

  MBTA Bus (32, 33, 50)
Boston/Hyde Park 1A Link
Readville Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (32, 33)
Boston/Hyde Park 2 Link
Back Bay Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (10, 39, 170)
Boston/Back Bay 1A Link
Ruggles Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (CT2, CT3, 8, 15, 19, 22, 23, 28, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47)
Boston/Roxbury Crossing 1A Link
Hyde Park Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (32, 33, 50)

At Fairmount:

  MBTA Bus (24)
Boston/Hyde Park 1 Link
Route 128 Handicapped/disabled access Westwood 2 Link
Canton Junction Handicapped/disabled access Canton 3 Link
Canton Center Handicapped/disabled access Canton 3 Link
Stoughton Handicapped/disabled access Stoughton 4 Link
Sharon Handicapped/disabled access Sharon 4 Link
Mansfield Handicapped/disabled access GATRA (140) Mansfield 6 Link
Attleboro Handicapped/disabled access GATRA (10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18) Attleboro 7 Link
South Attleboro Handicapped/disabled access RIPTA (1, 35)

GATRA (11, 16, 24)

Attleboro 7 Link
Providence Handicapped/disabled access

RIPTA (R-Line, 50, 5, 56, 57)

Providence, Rhode Island 8 Link
T.F. Green Airport Handicapped/disabled access RIPTA (1, 8, 14, 20) Warwick, Rhode Island 9 Link
Wickford Junction Handicapped/disabled access RIPTA (66) North Kingstown, Rhode Island 10 Link
Foxboro Handicapped/disabled access Foxborough special
events
only[12]
Link
Endicott Dedham 2 Link
Dedham Corporate Center Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (34E)
Dedham 2 Link
Islington Westwood 3 Link
Norwood Depot Handicapped/disabled access Norwood 3 Link
Norwood Central Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (34E)
Norwood 3 Link
Windsor Gardens Norwood 4 Link
Plimptonville Walpole 4 Link
Walpole Walpole 4 Link
Norfolk Handicapped/disabled access GATRA (Medway "T" Shuttle) Norfolk 5 Link
Franklin/Dean College GATRA (Franklin Area Bus) Franklin 6 Link
Forge Park/495 Handicapped/disabled access GATRA (Bellingham "T" Shuttle) Franklin 6 Link
Forest Hills Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (16, 21, 30, 31, 32, 34, 34E, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 50, 51, 192)
Boston/Jamaica Plain 1A Link
Roslindale Village Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (14, 30, 34, 34E, 35, 36, 37, 40, 50, 51, 192)
Boston/Roslindale 1 Link
Bellevue Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (35, 36, 37, 38)
Boston/West Roxbury 1 Link
Highland Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (35, 36, 37, 38)
Boston/West Roxbury 1 Link
West Roxbury Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (35, 36, 37, 38)
Boston/West Roxbury 1 Link
Hersey Handicapped/disabled access Needham 2 Link
Needham Junction Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (59)
Needham 2 Link
Needham Center Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (59)
Needham 2 Link
Needham Heights Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (59)
Needham 2 Link
Yawkey Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (8, 19, 60, 65)

At Kenmore:

  Green Line (B, C, D)
  MBTA Bus (57, 57A)
Boston/Fenway-Kenmore 1A Link
Boston Landing Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (57, 64, 66, 86)
Boston / Allston-Brighton 1A Link
Newtonville
  MBTA Bus (59, 553, 554, 556)
Newton 1 Link
West Newton
  MBTA Bus (553, 554)
Newton 2 Link
Auburndale
  MBTA Bus (505, 558)
Newton 2 Link
Wellesley Farms Wellesley 3 Link
Wellesley Hills Wellesley 3 Link
Wellesley Square Wellesley 3 Link
Natick Center MWRTA (10, 11, Natick Commuter Shuttle) Natick 4 Link
West Natick Handicapped/disabled access MWRTA (10, 11) Natick 4 Link
Framingham Handicapped/disabled access

MWRTA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Framingham 5 Link
Ashland Handicapped/disabled access Ashland 6 Link
Southborough Handicapped/disabled access Southborough 6 Link
Westborough Handicapped/disabled access WRTA (Westborough Commuter Shuttle) Westborough 7 Link
Grafton Handicapped/disabled access WRTA (B) Grafton 8 Link
Worcester Handicapped/disabled access

WRTA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 42, Paxton Shuttle)
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Greyhound Lines

Worcester 8 Link
North Station Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (4)
Boston/Downtown 1A Link
Porter Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (77, 77A, 83, 87, 96)
Cambridge 1A Link
Belmont
  MBTA Bus (74, 75, 72/75)
Belmont 1 Link
Waverley
  MBTA Bus (73, 554)
Belmont 1 Link
Waltham Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (70, 70A, 170, 505, 553, 554, 556, 558)

128BC Waltham Shuttle

Waltham 2 Link
Brandeis/Roberts Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (553)
Waltham 2 Link
Kendal Green Weston 3 Link
Hastings Weston 3 Link
Silver Hill Weston 3 Link
Lincoln Lincoln 4 Link
Concord Concord 5 Link
West Concord Handicapped/disabled access Concord 5 Link
South Acton Clock Tower Shuttle

MinuteVan

Acton 6 Link
Littleton/Route 495 Handicapped/disabled access Littleton 7 Link
Ayer Ayer 8 Link
Shirley Shirley 8 Link
North Leominster Handicapped/disabled access MART (1, 3) Leominster 8 Link
Fitchburg Handicapped/disabled access MART (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, MWCC/Commuter Rail Bus, Boston Shuttle, Worcester Shuttle) Fitchburg 8 Link
Wachusett Handicapped/disabled access MART shuttles

Wachusett Mountain shuttle

Fitchburg 8 Link
West Medford
  MBTA Bus (80, 94, 95, 326)
Medford 1A Link
Wedgemere Handicapped/disabled access Winchester 1 Link
Winchester Center
  MBTA Bus (134)
Winchester 1 Link
Mishawum Woburn 2 Link
Anderson/Woburn Handicapped/disabled access

Logan Express

Woburn 2 Link
Wilmington Handicapped/disabled access LRTA Wilmington 3 Link
North Billerica Handicapped/disabled access North Billerica 5 Link
Lowell Handicapped/disabled access LRTA

MVRTA (41)
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Sunshine Travel bus

Lowell 6 Link
Malden Center Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (97, 99, 101, 104, 105, 106, 108, 131, 132, 136, 137, 411, 430)
Malden 1A Link
Wyoming Hill
  MBTA Bus (131, 132, 136, 137)
Melrose 1 Link
Melrose/Cedar Park
  MBTA Bus (106, 131, 136, 137)
Melrose 1 Link
Melrose Highlands Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (106, 131, 136, 137)
Melrose 1 Link
Greenwood
  MBTA Bus (136, 137)
Wakefield 2 Link
Wakefield
  MBTA Bus (136, 137)
Wakefield 2 Link
Reading Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (136, 137)
Reading 2 Link
North Wilmington Wilmington 3 Link
Ballardvale Handicapped/disabled access Andover 4 Link
Andover Handicapped/disabled access MVRTA (32) Andover 5 Link
Lawrence Handicapped/disabled access MVRTA (33, Boston Commuter Service) Lawrence 6 Link
Bradford Handicapped/disabled access Bradford 7 Link
Haverhill Handicapped/disabled access

MVRTA (01, 13, 14, 15, 18, 51, 73, 83)

Haverhill 7 Link
Chelsea
  MBTA Bus (111, 112, 114, 116, 117)
Chelsea 1A Link
River Works Lynn 2 Link
Lynn Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (426, 426W, 429, 431, 435, 436, 439, 441, 442, 455, 456, 459)
Lynn 2 Link
Swampscott Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (441, 442, 455, 459)
Swampscott 3 Link
Salem Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (450, 450W, 451, 455, 456, 459, 465)
Salem 3 Link
Beverly Depot Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (451)

CATA (Yellow Line—Beverly Shuttle)

Beverly 4 Link
North Beverly Handicapped/disabled access
  MBTA Bus (451)
Beverly 5 Link
Hamilton/Wenham Handicapped/disabled access Hamilton 5 Link
Ipswich Handicapped/disabled access CATA (Purple Line) Ipswich 6 Link
Rowley Handicapped/disabled access Rowley 7 Link
Newburyport Handicapped/disabled access MVRTA (54, Newburyport Summer Shuttle) Newburyport 8 Link
Montserrat Handicapped/disabled access Beverly 4 Link
Prides Crossing Beverly 5 Link
Beverly Farms Handicapped/disabled access Beverly 5 Link
Manchester Handicapped/disabled access Manchester-by-the-Sea 6 Link
West Gloucester Handicapped/disabled access Gloucester 7 Link
Gloucester Handicapped/disabled access CATA (Yellow Line, Orange Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Red Line, Purple Line) Gloucester 7 Link
Rockport Handicapped/disabled access CATA (Blue Line, Green Line, Red Line) Rockport 8 Link

Future stations[edit]

The following stations are in design or under construction:

Station Line Connections City Fare zone Status Planned opening Refs
Blue Hill Avenue Boston 1A Procurement 2019 [13]
North Easton North Easton/Stoughton TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Easton Village North Easton TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Raynham Park Raynham TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Taunton Taunton TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Taunton Depot East Taunton TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
King's Highway New Bedford TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Whale's Tooth New Bedford TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Freetown Freetown TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Fall River Fall River TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
Battleship Cove Fall River TBA Planning TBA [14][15]
West Station Boston 1A Planning 2020 [16]

Former stations[edit]

Stations dropped upon start of MBTA subsidy[edit]

When the MBTA began to subsidise commuter rail services on a line (this happened at different times for different lines), service on the line often extended beyond the boundary of the MBTA's service district at the time; communities located outside the district could (if they wished) contract with the MBTA for continued commuter rail service to some or all of the stations located in the community in question. Most of the following stations were located in out-of-district communities that either did not contract for continued service, or else paid for service to some but not all of their stations; the remainder were stations in in-district communities which the MBTA decided to allow the railroad providing service to abandon. (Stations to which service was later resumed are not included.)

Station Line City Date closed
Blackstone Blackstone Line Blackstone 24 April 1966
Medway West Medway Branch Medway 24 April 1966
West Medway West Medway Branch Medway 24 April 1966
Ordway Central Mass Branch Hudson 18 January 1965
Gleasondale Central Mass Branch Hudson 18 January 1965
Hudson Central Mass Branch Hudson 18 January 1965
Riverview Fitchburg Line Waltham 18 January 1965
Walnut Hill Lowell Line Woburn 18 January 1965
Silver Lake Lowell Line Wilmington 18 January 1965
East Billerica Lowell Line Billerica 18 January 1965
Wakefield Junction Reading Line Wakefield 18 January 1965
Salem Street Haverhill Line Wilmington 30 June 1967
Hampton Portsmouth Line Hampton, New Hampshire 4 January 1965
North Hampton Portsmouth Line North Hampton, New Hampshire 4 January 1965
Portsmouth Portsmouth Line Portsmouth, New Hampshire 4 January 1965

Stations dropped after the start of MBTA service[edit]

The following stations had MBTA-subsidised service at one point, but are no longer served by the MBTA:

Station Line City Fare zone Date closed
Mount Hope Boston/Roslindale 3 November 1979
East Foxboro Foxborough November 1977
Pawtucket-Central Falls Pawtucket/Central Falls, Rhode Island 20 February 1981
East Dedham Dedham 21 April 1967
Stone Haven Dedham 21 April 1967
Dedham Dedham 21 April 1967
Charles River Dover 21 April 1967
Dover Dover 21 April 1967
Farm Street Medfield 21 April 1967
Medfield Medfield 21 April 1967
Clicquot Millis 21 April 1967
Millis Millis 21 April 1967
Riverside Newton 28 October 1977
Waltham North Waltham 26 November 1971
Waltham Highlands Waltham 26 November 1971
Weston Weston 26 November 1971
Cherry Brook Weston 26 November 1971
Tower Hill Wayland 26 November 1971
Wayland Wayland 26 November 1971
East Sudbury Sudbury 26 November 1971
South Sudbury Sudbury 26 November 1971
Clematis Brook Waltham 1 June 1978
Beaver Brook Waltham 2 June 1978
West Acton Acton 1 March 1975
Littleton Littleton 1 March 1975
Gardner Gardner 31 December 1986
Lake Street Arlington 1 10 January 1977
Arlington Centre Arlington 1 10 January 1977
East Lexington Lexington 2 10 January 1977
Pierce’s Bridge Lexington 2 10 January 1977
Munroe Lexington 2 10 January 1977
Lexington Lexington 2 10 January 1977
North Lexington Lexington 2 10 January 1977
Bedford Bedford 3 10 January 1977
Tufts University Medford 1 October 1979
Cross Street Woburn 2 30 January 1981
Woburn Woburn 2 30 January 1981
Winchester Highlands Winchester 2 June 1978
Lechmere Warehouse Woburn 1996
Nashua, N.H. Nashua, New Hampshire NH-7 1 March 1981
Merrimack, N.H. Merrimack, New Hampshire NH-8 1 March 1981
Manchester, N.H. Manchester, New Hampshire NH-10 1 March 1981
Concord, N.H. Concord, New Hampshire NH-13 1 March 1981
Shawsheen Andover 27 April 1980
North Andover North Andover November 1974
Harbor Gloucester 7 January 1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierman, Noah (January 6, 2010). "Commuter rail contractor wins extension". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Public Transit Ridership Report, First Quarter 2013" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. Retrieved 12 March 2013. .
  3. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics – Twelfth Edition 2009" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2009. p. 80. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Commuter Rail Maps and Schedules". MBTA.com. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Gelbwasser, Michael (September 11, 2009). "It'll be 'T' to Green". The Sun Chronicle. Attleboro, Massachusetts: United Communications Corporation. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Ireland, Doug (September 14, 2010). "Plaistow wants to get rail project on track". The Eagle-Tribune. North Andover, Massachusetts: Community Newspaper Holdings. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Capital Investment Program" (pdf). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. December 18, 2005. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ Welker, Grant (May 18, 2010). "Work on South Coast Rail set to begin in fall". Taunton Daily Gazette. Taunton, Massachusetts: GateHouse Media. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ Ward, Peter (February 12, 2005). "Lowell's Nashua rail plan on track". The Sun. Lowell, Massachusetts: MediaNews Group. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Commuter Rail Fares & Passes". MBTA.com. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Commuter Rail Maps and Schedules". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  12. ^ Mortimer, Frank (September 30, 2010). "Not all aboard yet for MBTA stop near stadium". The Foxboro Reporter. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ "FMCB approves Blue Hill Avenue Station on the Fairmount Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "FAQs - South Coast Rail: What is the timeline for the project, and when will service start?". 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SCR Station Map - South Coast Rail". 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  16. ^ Dungca, Nicole (30 September 2014). "New transit station to connect Allston to downtown". Boston Globe. Retrieved 1 October 2014.