Valley Road (MBTA station)

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VALLEY RD
Valley Road station facing inbound, March 2016.JPG
Valley Road station in March 2016
Location Valley Road off Eliot Street
Milton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°16′04″N 71°04′59″W / 42.267772°N 71.083025°W / 42.267772; -71.083025Coordinates: 42°16′04″N 71°04′59″W / 42.267772°N 71.083025°W / 42.267772; -71.083025
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking None
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 44 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Ashmont
Red Line
toward Mattapan

Valley Road is a light rail stop on the MBTA Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed Line, a branch of the Red Line. The station is located on Valley Road off Eliot Street in Milton, Massachusetts. Valley Road consists of two side platforms that serve the lines's two tracks. Unlike all other stations on the Line, Valley Road is not handicapped accessible.

History[edit]

Valley Road station in February 1930

Valley Road opened on December 21, 1929 along with Central Avenue, Capen Street, and Mattapan as the second phase of the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line.[2] Like Capen Street and Butler, it had not previously been the site of a railroad station.

The whole line closed from June 24, 2006 to December 22, 2007 for a complete renovation.[2] Unlike the other stations, Valley Road was not made handicapped accessible; its position below a hillside would have required a complex set of ramps. This was deemed too expensive for the stop, which has the second-lowest ridership of any MBTA rapid transit stop at just 44 daily riders.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (19 March 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

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