Melrose/Cedar Park (MBTA station)

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Southbound view of Melrose-Cedar Park Station at dusk.
Location Cedar Park at West Emerson Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Coordinates 42°27′32″N 71°04′11″W / 42.4588°N 71.0698°W / 42.4588; -71.0698Coordinates: 42°27′32″N 71°04′11″W / 42.4588°N 71.0698°W / 42.4588; -71.0698
Owned by City of Melrose
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 87 spaces ($2.00 fee)
Other information
Fare zone 1
Passengers (2013) 223 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Haverhill Line
toward Haverhill

Melrose/Cedar Park is a passenger station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Haverhill/Reading Line, located in the Cedar Park section of Melrose, Massachusetts slightly northwest of the downtown area. Historically the primary station in Melrose, it has always been supplemented by nearby Wyoming Hill and Melrose Highlands stations.[2] As with the other two MBTA rail stations in Melrose, it would have become a station on the Orange Line extension north to Reading, had that project not been cancelled due to lack of funding.

Melrose/Cedar Park station has two low-level platforms serving the line's two tracks; it is not handicapped accessible.

Bus connections[edit]

Four MBTA Bus routes stop approximately 0.25 miles (0.40 km) east of the station on Main Street:

  • 106 Franklin Square, Melrose - Wellington Station via Main Street, Melrose; Lebanon Street, Melrose/Malden & Malden Center Station
  • 131 Melrose Highlands - Malden Center Station via East Side Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 136 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 137 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via North Ave, Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove


  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Humphrey, Thomas J. & Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 68. ISBN 9780685412947. 

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