1888-built Stoughton station building in 2016
|Location||45 Wyman Street|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||333 spaces ($4.00 fee)|
10 accessible spaces
|Bicycle facilities||6 spaces|
|Previous names||Stoughton Central (until November 1, 1896)|
|Passengers (2013)||1,067 (weekday inbound average)|
Stoughton Railroad Station
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Romanesque Revival|
|NRHP reference #||74000384|
|Added to NRHP||January 21, 1974|
Stoughton is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in downtown Stoughton, Massachusetts. It is the current terminus of the Stoughton Branch of the Providence/Stoughton Line. The station has a parking lot to serve local riders and those driving from further south, as Stoughton is close to the Massachusetts Route 24 expressway. Stoughton currently has one platform (split across Wyman Street) serving one track; the platform has a mini-high section for handicapped accessibility.
Stoughton station is proposed to be reconstructed as part of Phase 2 of the South Coast Rail project, which would extend the Stoughton Branch south to several South Coast cities in 2030. A second track would be added through the station to support increased bidrectional service; the two new platforms would be located fully south of Wyman Street so that trains do not block the crossing.
Due to a sharp curve, full-length high-level platforms were originally thought not to be feasible; instead, each platform was to have a 45-foot-long mini-high platform at the southern end.
Under newer plans, the tracks would be moved slightly west south of Wyman Street, so that full-length high-level platforms will be built a block south at Brock Street, connected with an overhead pedestrian bridge. A new parking area with nearly twice the number of spaces would be built; the old right-of-way and parking areas would be redeveloped. The town of Stoughton opposes the plan because it would increase rail traffic though grade crossings in downtown Stoughton.
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- List of Old Colony Railroad stations
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- Laidler, John (June 16, 2017). "Sharp differences over latest plan for South Coast Rail". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
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- "Figure 3.2-21 Stoughton Station Proposed Reconstruction" (PDF). Volume II: FEIS/FEIR Figures Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report on the South Coast Rail Project proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District. August 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
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