Melrose Highlands (MBTA station)

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MBTA MP36PH-3C 010 at Melrose Highlands Station.jpg
An inbound train at Melrose Highlands in 2012
Location 497 Franklin Street
Melrose, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°28′10″N 71°04′06″W / 42.4695°N 71.0684°W / 42.4695; -71.0684Coordinates: 42°28′10″N 71°04′06″W / 42.4695°N 71.0684°W / 42.4695; -71.0684
Owned by City of Melrose
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: 131
Parking 77 spaces ($2.00 fee)
2 accessible spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
Passengers (2013) 299 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Haverhill Line
toward Haverhill

Melrose Highlands is a regional rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Haverhill/Reading Line, located north of Franklin Street in the Melrose Highlands business district of Melrose, Massachusetts. It is the most used station in the city, and was originally planned to be a station on the cancelled extension of the Orange Line to Reading. The station is fully handicapped accessible; mini-high platforms on the north end of each platform opened in January 2006.[1][2]

Bus connections[edit]

The station is served directly by one MBTA Bus route which runs on Franklin Street:

Three additional routes - the 106, 136, and 137 - run 2,000 feet (610 m) to the east on Main Street..


  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Improved Accessibility At Rockport CR Station" (Press release). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 28 June 2006. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. 

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