Wakefield station (MBTA)
Wakefield Upper Depot on Tuttle Street, as seen from the tracks along North Avenue
|Location||225 North Avenue
Wakefield, Massachusetts 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
|Architectural style||Panel Brick|
|NRHP reference #||89000719|
|Added to NRHP||July 06, 1989|
Wakefield station is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Wakefield, Massachusetts. It serves the Haverhill Line. This station services nearby Wakefield Square. The MBTA gives its street address as 225 North Avenue, though the station is actually 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.
Rail service was introduced to Wakefield in 1845, primarily through the efforts of Thomas Spaulding, a local businessman. The surviving 19th-century Wakefield Station was built in 1889 by the Boston and Maine Railroad, and served as Wakefield Upper Depot, a major stop in the town, which in 1893 had six stations with as many as 60 trains per day. The building is architecturally distinctive in the town as an example of Panel Brick architecture, and was originally augmented by a baggage depot which stood to its south. The building now houses commercial activity, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
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 modern station operates from sheltered platforms in front of the 1889 B&M depot.
- 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
- "NRHP nomination and MACRIS inventory record for Wakefield Upper Depot". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
- Existing Railroad Stations in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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