West Hingham (MBTA station)
West Hingham station in November 2007
|Location||20 Fort Hill Street
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||214 spaces ($4.00 fee)
7 accessible spaces
|Opened||October 31, 2007|
|Closed||June 30, 1959|
|Passengers (2013)||374 (weekday inbound average)|
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.
The New Haven Railroad abandoned its remaining Old Colony Division lines on June 30, 1959, after the completion of the Southeast Expressway. The West Hingham station had been located north of the South Street level crossing.
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. 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.
- Belcher, Jonathan (December 30, 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit.
- "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
- "Village of Hingham, Mass.". Atlas of Plymouth County, Massachusetts. George H. Walker & Co. 1879 – via Ward Maps.
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