Weymouth Landing/East Braintree station

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WEYMOUTH LANDING/EAST BRAINTREE
East Braintree-Weymouth Landing.jpg
A ceremonial train at the station on October 30, 2007, one day before the Greenbush Line opened
Location 121 Commercial Street
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°13′14.88″N 70°58′1.52″W / 42.2208000°N 70.9670889°W / 42.2208000; -70.9670889Coordinates: 42°13′14.88″N 70°58′1.52″W / 42.2208000°N 70.9670889°W / 42.2208000; -70.9670889
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking 290 spaces ($4.00 fee)
13 accessible spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened October 31, 2007[1]
Closed June 30, 1959
Previous names Weymouth
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 375 (weekday inbound average)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Greenbush Line
toward Greenbush
Former services
Preceding station   New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad   Following station
South Shore Line
toward Greenbush

Weymouth Landing/East Braintree station (signed as East Braintree/Weymouth Landing) is an MBTA Commuter Rail station on the border of Braintree and Weymouth, Massachusetts. It serves the Greenbush Line. It is located in Weymouth Landing, and consists of a single side platform serving the line's one track. The station is fully handicapped accessible.

History[edit]

Weymouth station in the early 20th century

The New Haven Railroad abandoned its remaining Old Colony Division lines on June 30, 1959, after the completion of the Southeast Expressway.[1] The Weymouth station had been located just west of Commercial Street.[3]

The MBTA reopened the Greenbush Line on October 31, 2007, with Weymouth station located between Commercial Street and Quincy Avenue.[1] Original plans called for a 450-foot (140 m) platform between the streets, but the MBTA ultimately decided to build a standard 800-foot (240 m) platform that extends under the streets at either end.

Bus connections[edit]

The station is also served by one MBTA Bus route:

  • 225 Quincy Center - Weymouth Landing via Quincy Avenue & Shaw Street or Des Moines Road

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. ^ "Weymouth Landing". Atlas of Norfolk County. Comstock & Cline. 1876 – via Ward Maps. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Weymouth Landing/East Braintree station at Wikimedia Commons