West Hingham (MBTA station)

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WEST HINGHAM
West Hingham station platform, 2007.jpg
West Hingham station in November 2007
Location 20 Fort Hill Street
Hingham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°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
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking 214 spaces ($4.00 fee)
7 accessible spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened October 31, 2007[1]
Closed June 30, 1959
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 374 (weekday inbound average)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Greenbush Line
toward Greenbush

West Hingham is a commuter rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Greenbush Line, located west of downtown Hingham, Massachusetts. It consists of a single side platform serving the line's one track. The station is fully handicapped 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 (December 30, 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  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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