South Weymouth (MBTA station)
An outbound train at South Weymouth station in 2013
|Location||89 Trotter Road
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||539 spaces ($4.00 fee)
9 accessible spaces
|Bicycle facilities||10 spaces|
September 29, 1997
|Closed||June 30, 1959|
|Passengers (2013)||532 (weekday inbound average)|
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.
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. The line closed on June 30, 1959, after the completion of the Southeast Expressway. 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. The building was initially used as a general store, then as a sports memorabilia shop beginning in 2010.
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.
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- Belcher, Jonathan (September 30, 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit.
- "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
- Verseckes, Michael (May 18, 2005). "Century-old train station to get new life" (DOC).
- "Sports hobby collection turns into a business in Weymouth". Wicked Local Weymouth. December 13, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
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