Longwood Medical Area (MBTA station)

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Not to be confused with Longwood (MBTA station).
MBTA 3706 at Longwood Medical Area station, September 2012.JPG
Longwood Medical Area station in September 2012
Location Huntington Avenue at Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′09″N 71°06′00″W / 42.33595°N 71.10002°W / 42.33595; -71.10002Coordinates: 42°20′09″N 71°06′00″W / 42.33595°N 71.10002°W / 42.33595; -71.10002
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: CT2, 39
Disabled access Yes
Rebuilt 2001-2003
Passengers (2011) 3,813 (daily average boardings)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Heath Street
Green Line
toward Lechmere

Longwood Medical Area is a light rail stop on the MBTA Green Line "E" Branch, located in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the named for the adjacent Longwood Medical Area, which is the home of Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. (Brigham Circle, which is one stop further outbound, is actually closer to most of the buildings of Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health.)

Colleges located near the stop include Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). It is also the closest Green Line stop to Boston Latin School.

The station was renamed from Longwood-Hospitals to Longwood Medical Area in the 1980s.[2] The similarly named Longwood station on the D branch of the Green Line is located across the Riverway at the opposite end of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, a cluster of academic and medical facilities that lie along Longwood Avenue.

Longwood Medical Area's 3,813 daily boardings make it the busiest surface stop on the Green Line.[1] The station is fully handicapped accessible.

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "E" Branch toward Heath (Brigham Circle)
Inbound "E" Branch toward Lechmere (Museum of Fine Arts)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

The station is served by two MBTA Bus routes:


  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  2. ^ Prescott, Michael R. (11 October 2009). Boston Transit Equipment 1979-2009. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 60. ISBN 9780938315063. 

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