West Hingham station

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West Hingham
West Hingham station platform, 2007.jpg
West Hingham station in November 2007
Location20 Fort Hill Street
Hingham, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°14′12.12″N 70°54′11.16″W / 42.2367000°N 70.9031000°W / 42.2367000; -70.9031000Coordinates: 42°14′12.12″N 70°54′11.16″W / 42.2367000°N 70.9031000°W / 42.2367000; -70.9031000
Owned byMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)South Shore Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Parking214 spaces ($4.00 fee)
7 accessible spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
OpenedOctober 31, 2007[1]
ClosedJune 30, 1959
Traffic
Passengers (2018)325 (weekday average boardings)[2]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
East Weymouth Greenbush Line Nantasket Junction
toward Greenbush
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
East Weymouth
toward Boston
South Shore Line Hingham
toward Greenbush

West Hingham is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Hingham, Massachusetts. It serves the Greenbush Line. It consists of a single side platform serving the line's one track. The station is fully accessible.

History[edit]

The West Hingham station platform and South Street grade crossing in 1889

The New Haven Railroad abandoned its remaining Old Colony Division lines on June 30, 1959, after the completion of the Southeast Expressway.[1] The West Hingham station had been located north of the South Street level crossing.[3]

The MBTA reopened the Greenbush Line on October 31, 2007, with West Hingham station located south of South Street where room for a parking lot was available.[1] A downtown Hingham station was not possible due to the narrow tunnel constructed to avoid level crossings in Hingham Square, so West Hingham and Nantasket Junction stations both serve Hingham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Belcher, Jonathan. "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit.
  2. ^ Central Transportation Planning Staff (2019). "2018 Commuter Rail Counts". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
  3. ^ "Village of Hingham, Mass". Atlas of Plymouth County, Massachusetts. George H. Walker & Co. 1879 – via Ward Maps.

External links[edit]

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