Newtonville station

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NEWTONVILLE
Outbound train at Newtonville at night.jpg
An outbound train arriving at Newtonville at night
Location 770 Washington Street
Newtonville, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′06″N 71°12′19″W / 42.35170°N 71.20525°W / 42.35170; -71.20525Coordinates: 42°21′06″N 71°12′19″W / 42.35170°N 71.20525°W / 42.35170; -71.20525
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: 59, 553, 554, 556
Construction
Parking 53 spaces ($0.75/hr)
Bicycle facilities Non-MBTA rack available on Washington Street
Disabled access no
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1842[2]
Previous names Hull's Crossing[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 293 (weekday inbound average)[3]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Worcester
Framingham/Worcester Line
2016 (planned)
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Albany
Boston and Albany Railroad
Main Line
toward Boston
toward Worcester
Worcester Line
toward Boston

Newtonville is a commuter rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line, located between the Massachusetts Turnpike and Washington Street at Newtonville Square in the village of Newtonville in Newton, Massachusetts. Stairway entrances are located on the bridges over the Turnpike at Walnut Street and Harvard Street. Newtonville station is not handicapped accessible. The nearest accessible station is West Natick.

History[edit]

Newtonville station in the early 1900s

Hulls Crossing station opened as a flag stop on the Boston and Worcester Railroad in 1842.[2] It was first located on the south side of the tracks on the west side of Harvard Street, then later moved to the east side.[4][5]

A red brick station was constructed slightly to the east in the 1870s, one of a small number of B&A stations built that decade.[6] It ultimately became the first stop outside Boston for long-distance trains on the Boston and Albany Railroad.[7] After Amtrak took over intercity service in 1971, the Bay State briefly stopped at Newtonville.[8]

The present station has one active side platform next to the southern track (Turnpike side); The far track can be boarded by standing on the near track on a wooden crossing, as is occasionally done when the southern track is closed for repairs. A second platform, now abandoned, sits aside the northern track. Both platforms are low level.

Bus connections[edit]

Newtonville is served by one local MBTA Bus route on Walnut Street, and three express routes on Washington Street:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burrows, F.W. (January 1909). "The Newtons". New England Magazine. 39 (5): 555. 
  2. ^ a b Fleishman, Thelma (1999). Images of America: Newton. Arcadia Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 9780738537740 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Woodward, E.F.; Ward, W.F. (April 1848). "Map of the Town of Newton". 
  5. ^ "Part of Newtonville". Atlas of Newton. J.B. Beers & Co. 1874 – via Ward Maps. 
  6. ^ Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl (June 1988). "Architecture for the Boston & Albany Railroad: 1881-1894". Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 47 (2): 112, 120. doi:10.2307/990324. JSTOR 990324. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Newtonville Railroad Station. Boston & Albany Railroad sign. Newton, MA". 19 February 1956 – via Digital Commonwealth. 
  8. ^ Nationwide Schedules of Intercity Passenger Service. Amtrak. January 16, 1972. p. 48 – via Museum of Railway Timetables. 

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