Weymouth Landing/East Braintree (MBTA 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
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

Weymouth Landing/East Braintree (signed as East Braintree/Weymouth Landing) is a commuter rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail Greenbush Line, located in Weymouth Landing on the border of Braintree and Weymouth, Massachusetts. It 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 (MBTA station) at Wikimedia Commons