World Trade Center (MBTA station)

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WORLD TRADE CTR
World Trade Center - MBTA Silver Line.jpg
World Trade Center Station platforms
Location Congress Street at C Street / World Trade Center Avenue, South Boston Waterfront
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Construction
Parking none
Bicycle facilities none
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 17, 2004[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 2,338 (weekday average)[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Silver Line
Silver Line
toward Design Center
  Future services  
Silver Line
Opening 2017
toward Chelsea
  Former services  
Silver Line
Closed 2009
toward City Point

The World Trade Center station is a transportation station in Boston, Massachusetts, on the MBTA's bus rapid transit (BRT) Silver Line. The station is located on Congress Street at C Street/World Trade Center Avenue on the South Boston Waterfront. It is between Boston's World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), and near Commonwealth Pier and a seasonal ferry to Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Accessibility[edit]

The station is fully accessible and offers connections among Silver Line routes.

Layout and design[edit]

 Silver Line toward South Station (Courthouse)
 Silver Line toward Logan Airport (SL1) or Design Center (SL2) (Silver Line Way)

The station was designed by G plus G Architects. Its mezzanine level is intended to represent an underwater environment, with blue lighting, an undulating ceiling and sandy, mica-flecked stone tiles. Lenticular art designed by Marybeth Mungovan and Jason Asselin is installed on the lobby level of the station.

Nearby destinations[edit]

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Future plans[edit]

The Charlie Card collection system at the World Trade Center Station.

World Trade Center Station is a planned stop on the MBTA's Silver Line Gateway service to Chelsea, Massachusetts.[3] In the future this route might be extended to the proposed Urban Ring Project, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line designed to connect the current MBTA Lines to reduce strain on the downtown stations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (23 March 2013). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Silver Line Gateway". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°20′53.84″N 71°2′33.23″W / 42.3482889°N 71.0425639°W / 42.3482889; -71.0425639