Newton Highlands (MBTA station)

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Newtown Highlands station, looking outbound
Location 1170 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Coordinates 42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556Coordinates: 42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  Green Line "D" branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Opened July 4, 1959
Passengers (2010) 1,052[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line

Newton Highlands is a surface-level rapid transit station located in Newton, Massachusetts on the Green Line "D" Branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Like the other surface-level stations on the "D" Branch, it opened on July 4, 1959.

The first station at this site opened in 1852 on the Charles River Branch Railroad.[2] The 1880s Boston and Albany Railroad depot building, designed by H. H. Richardson in collaboration with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1976 and is part of the Newton Railroad Stations Historic District.[3]

The station's interior, occupied by an auto parts store for years, is being renovated and is partially occupied by a periodontist's office.[4] It is not used as a passenger waiting area, although the building's eaves provide some shelter for outbound passengers. Despite the station having standard at-grade platforms, the station is wheelchair accessible via lifts.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound "D" Branch toward Riverside (Eliot)
Inbound "D" Branch toward Government Center (Newton Centre)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Szolovits, Peter (18 March 2002). "History of Newton Highlands". City of Newton. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Goldin, Dina Q. "Auburndale Station". Citizens for Auburndale Station. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leonard H. Strauss, D.M.D. P.C.". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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