West Gloucester (MBTA station)

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Location 290 Essex Avenue
Gloucester, MA, 01930-2350
Coordinates 42°36′43″N 70°42′20″W / 42.61195°N 70.70550°W / 42.61195; -70.70550Coordinates: 42°36′43″N 70°42′20″W / 42.61195°N 70.70550°W / 42.61195; -70.70550
Owned by MBTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes, 24 car lot
Bicycle facilities Yes, 1 bike rack as well as weekend "Bike to The Beach" program
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 7
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Newburyport/Rockport Line
toward Rockport

West Gloucester is a passenger rail station on MBTA's Newburyport/Rockport Line.[1] located on Essex Avenue in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The station meets the ADA Guidelines for Handicap Accessibility. It also contains a 24-car lot for parking. (On weekdays, a fee of 4.00 USD is charged.) The station has a long outbound platform, and a relatively short inbound platform. This is to allow fast unloading from many cars during the evening rush hour, and loading from 1 or 2 doors during the morning rush hour. There is a bench and shelter on the inbound side, where there is neither on the outbound side. The layout and design shows that this station was built with the intent that the vast majority of people using this station commute to Boston or other points south. The station is handicap accessible, with car-length high-level platforms at the north end of each platform.


  1. ^ [1] MBTA official website

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