Massachusetts Avenue (MBTA Silver Line station)

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MBTA Silver Line-Mass Ave Station.JPG
Outbound platform at Mass Ave station
Location Washington St
at Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′11″N 71°04′38″W / 42.3363°N 71.0772°W / 42.3363; -71.0772Coordinates: 42°20′11″N 71°04′38″W / 42.3363°N 71.0772°W / 42.3363; -71.0772
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 2 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1901[1] (Washington Street Elevated)
July 20, 2002
Closed 30 April 1987[1] (Orange Line)
Passengers (2009 daily) 864[2]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Silver Line
Silver Line
  Former services  
toward Forest Hills
Orange Line
Closed 1987
toward Oak Grove

Massachusetts Avenue is a street-level station on the MBTA Silver Line's Washington Street branch (SL4/SL5), located on Washington St at Massachusetts Avenue near the Boston University Medical Campus. This station is approximately 12 mile from the Orange Line station of the same name, and is located under the former location of Northampton station on the Washington Street Elevated (the former alignment of the southern half of the Orange Line), which closed in April 1987.

Orange Line use[edit]

The Northampton elevated station in the 1970s

Formerly, the station operated as Northampton on the Washington Street Elevated, part of the MBTA's Orange Line. It was closed in 1987 when the line was rerouted to the west along the Southwest Corridor.[1] Unlike the majority of the stations on the Washington Street Elevated, however, Northampton station was not scrapped; instead, it was moved to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine in 1988, and remains there today.[3]


 Silver Line toward Dudley Square (Lenox Street)
 Silver Line toward South Station (SL4) or Downtown Crossing (SL5) (Worcester Sq)


The station is fully accessible (see MBTA accessibility).


  1. ^ a b c Belcher, Jonathan (27 December 2014). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Poftak, Steve (7 December 2012). "Where Do MBTA Cars Go When They Die?". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 

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