South Weymouth (MBTA station)

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SOUTH WEYMOUTH
Outbound train, South Weymouth MBTA station, Weymouth MA.jpg
An outbound train at South Weymouth station in 2013
Location 89 Trotter Road
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°09′17″N 70°57′12″W / 42.1548°N 70.9533°W / 42.1548; -70.9533Coordinates: 42°09′17″N 70°57′12″W / 42.1548°N 70.9533°W / 42.1548; -70.9533
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking 539 spaces ($4.00 fee)
9 accessible spaces
Bicycle facilities 10 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1845[2]
September 29, 1997[3]
Closed June 30, 1959[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 532 (weekday inbound average)[4]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Kingston/Plymouth Line
toward Kingston or Plymouth

South Weymouth is a commuter rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Plymouth/Kingston Line, located on the west side of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station in the South Weymouth village of Weymouth, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

The former South Weymouth station in 2016

South Weymouth station opened along with on the Old Colony Railroad in 1845. The railroad built a small wood-frame depot, which served as the station facilities for the next 114 years.[2] The line closed on June 30, 1959, after the completion of the Southeast Expressway.[1] The building was used by a drywall company for two decades. It was bought in 2001; in 2005, the entire building was placed on jacks and rotated from its original location to face Pond Street.[5][2] The building was initially used as a general store, then as a sports memorabilia shop beginning in 2010.[2][6]

The MBTA began restoring the Old Colony Lines for commuter service in the 1990s. The new South Weymouth station was located south of the town center and the old station on land formerly part of South Weymouth Naval Air Station. The station opened along with the Kingston/Plymouth Line and the Middleborough/Lakeville Line on September 29, 1997.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Humphrey, Thomas J.; Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. p. 96. ISBN 9780685412947. 
  2. ^ a b c d Roy, John H. Jr. (2007). A Field Guide to Southern New England Railroad Depots and Freight Houses. Branch Line Press. p. 239. ISBN 9780942147087. 
  3. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (September 30, 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit. 
  4. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  5. ^ Verseckes, Michael (May 18, 2005). "Century-old train station to get new life" (DOC). 
  6. ^ "Sports hobby collection turns into a business in Weymouth". Wicked Local Weymouth. December 13, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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