Wakefield (MBTA station)
Wakefield Upper Depot on Tuttle Street, as seen from the tracks along North Avenue
|Location||225 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
|Owned by||Town of Wakefield|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||117 Spaces, $2.00 each|
|Bicycle facilities||6 Spaces|
|Passengers (2008)||795 weekday avg.|
Wakefield Upper Depot
|Location||27-29 Tuttle Street,
Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
|NRHP Reference #||89000719|
|Added to NRHP||July 06, 1989|
Wakefield is a station on the Haverhill Line commuter rail line of the MBTA. This station services nearby Wakefield Square. It is officially located at 225 North Avenue, according to the MBTA. However the actual location is across the tracks, which run parallel to North Avenue. The station is also described by some as being located at 27-29 Tuttle Street, which runs behind the station between Albion and Chestnut Streets. The station is not wheelchair accessible.
Wakefield Station was originally built in 1889 by the Boston and Maine Railroad, as Wakefield Upper Depot. Another former B&M station built in the 1950s is located to the north on the corner of Tuttle and Chestnut Streets, and a former freight house built by B&M sometime around 1845 can be found south of Wakefield Square along North Avenue. The 1950s station house is now a law office, and the station operates from sheltered platforms in front of the B&M Depot, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
- 137 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via North Ave, Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
The following bus connection can be made by walking approximately ¼ mile east on West Water Street to Wakefield Square on the corner of Main Street and Water Street:
- 136 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
- Center Depot, which can be found east of this station.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Wakefield, Massachusetts
- "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). MBTA. 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-01. External link in
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- MBTA official website entry for this station
- Existing Railroad Stations in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Wakefield station official website
- Wakefield B&M Station (NOBLE Digital Library)
- Station from Albion Street from Google Maps Street View
- Station from Chestnut Street from Google Maps Street View
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