Watertown Square (MBTA station)
A #71 trolleybus boarding passengers at the start of an inbound trip
|Location||Watertown Square, Watertown, Massachusetts|
|Owned by||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority|
|Line(s)||MBTA Bus: 59, 70, 70A, 71|
Watertown Square is the main square of Watertown, Massachusetts, located at the confluence of North Beacon Street and Maine Street (US-20), Mt. Auburn Street (MA-16), Pleasant Street, Arsenal Street, and Charles River Road. The Armenian Library and Museum of America is located in the square; Watertown Dam is 1,000 feet (300 m) to the west.
MBTA Bus service
Watertown Square is a minor transfer point for MBTA Bus services. Two routes terminate at a two-lane bus loop that forms the west side of the square; the 71 is one of four trolleybus routes operated from the Harvard Bus Tunnel and a key bus route.
- 59 Needham Junction - Watertown Square via Newtonville
- 71 Watertown Square - Harvard Station via Mt. Auburn Street
Two additional routes pass on the north side of the square on US-20; they serve a westbound stop just north of Watertown Square, and an eastbound stop a block to the west.
- 70 Cedarwood or Central Square, Waltham - University Park via Watertown Square, Arsenal Street & Western Avenue
- 70A North Waltham - University Park via Watertown Square and Central Square, Cambridge
Watertown Yard, located 300 feet (91 m) to the south across the Watertown Bridge, is also a bus transfer point. Trolleybus wires for the 71 run to Watertown Yard, which at times has been used as a depot for the trolleybuses. From June through December 1984, the 71 and 70 short turns were extended to Watertown Yard during reconstruction at the square.
- Belcher, Jonathan (27 June 2015). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2015" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
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