Maverick (MBTA station)

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Maverick MBTA station (portrait).jpg
Maverick Station Main Entrance
Location 220 Sumner Street,
East Boston, Massachusetts 02128
Coordinates 42°22′09″N 71°02′22″W / 42.3691°N 71.0395°W / 42.3691; -71.0395Coordinates: 42°22′09″N 71°02′22″W / 42.3691°N 71.0395°W / 42.3691; -71.0395
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking none
Disabled access Yes
Opened December 5, 1904 as streetcar portal
Rebuilt August 2009
Electrified April 18, 1924 (converted to rapid transit)
Passengers (2014) 10,106 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Bowdoin
Blue Line
toward Wonderland

Maverick is a subway station on the Blue Line at Maverick Square in East Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is the easternmost underground station on the Blue Line and a transfer point to various buses. One center island platform provides access to the surface in the middle of Maverick Square. In the station, a track map lined with light bulbs shows the position of the trains on the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Orient Heights. It was one of the last stations to be converted to 6-car train service in the MBTA's Blue Line renovation project.

When the East Boston Tunnel originally opened on December 30, 1904, it was a streetcar tunnel with a portal at Maverick, known as Maverick Portal or the Maverick Incline. There was no station at Maverick; streetcars simply left the portal and continued north on Meridian Street or southeast on Maverick Street.

On April 18, 1924, the tunnel was converted to rapid transit and Maverick station opened. The streetcar loop was between the rapid transit platforms. The last streetcar lines to use the underground loop were the 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 and 121; these last ran January 4, 1952, the day before the Revere Extension to the rapid transit line opened. The streetcar loop and portal have since been closed, with parts of the incline now used for pedestrian access.

The station has gone through extensive renovation including adding new fixtures and improved accessibility. The new station opened in August 2009.

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Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance, station house
Southbound Blue Line toward Bowdoin or Government Center (Aquarium)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line toward Wonderland (Airport)



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