Massachusetts Avenue station

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Massachusetts Ave
MBTA Orange Line Massachusetts Av.jpg
Station headhouse entrance from Massachusetts Avenue
Location380 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°20′30″N 71°05′00″W / 42.3416°N 71.0833°W / 42.3416; -71.0833Coordinates: 42°20′30″N 71°05′00″W / 42.3416°N 71.0833°W / 42.3416; -71.0833
Owned byMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 4, 1987[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013)6,417 (weekday average boardings)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Forest Hills
Orange Line
toward Oak Grove
Location
Massachusetts Avenue station is located in Boston
Massachusetts Avenue station

Massachusetts Avenue is a rapid transit station in Boston, Massachusetts. It serves the MBTA Orange Line, and is located at 380 Massachusetts Avenue. The station opened in 1987 as part of the renovation and relocation of the southern Orange Line into the Southwest Corridor. The Orange line runs parallel to the Northeast Corridor, which carries Amtrak trains and several MBTA commuter rail lines.

Like all stations on the Orange Line, Massachusetts Avenue is handicapped accessible.

History[edit]

Chickering station, located northeast of Camden Street where it crossed the rail line, was opened by the 1870s.[3] It was closed in 1896 because Back Bay station was under construction just 3,500 feet (1,100 m) to the northeast.[4]

Connections[edit]

Two MBTA Bus routes connect directly at the station:

Additionally, the Green Line "E" Branch and the 39 Forest Hills Station - Back Bay Station via Huntington Avenue route are available at Symphony station, 800 feet (240 m) away on Massachusetts Avenue.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits
P
Platforms
Southbound Orange Line toward Forest Hills (Ruggles)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Orange Line toward Oak Grove (Back Bay)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (22 March 2014). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
  3. ^ Plate Y: Part of Ward 11, Boston. Atlas of County of Suffolk, MA including Boston Proper. 1. G.M. Hopkins & Co. 1874 – via Ward Maps.
  4. ^ Seventh Annual Report of the Public Service Commission for the Eleven Months ended November 30, 1919. Massachusetts Public Service Commission. January 1920. pp. 222–223 – via Google Books.

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