Brookline Village station

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BROOKLINE VILLAGE
Type 7 at Brookline Village, May 2012.JPG
An inbound train at Brookline Village in May 2012
Location Station Street
Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′57″N 71°07′01″W / 42.33250°N 71.11694°W / 42.33250; -71.11694Coordinates: 42°19′57″N 71°07′01″W / 42.33250°N 71.11694°W / 42.33250; -71.11694
Owned by MBTA
Line(s) Highland Branch
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MBTA Bus: 60, 65, 66
Construction
Bicycle facilities 15 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened July 4, 1959[1]
Previous names Brookline (1848-1958)
Traffic
Passengers (2013 daily) 3,230[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line
Former services
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Riverside
Highland Branch
toward Boston

Brookline Village station is a light rail stop on the MBTA Green Line "D" Branch, located in the Brookline Village neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. It was originally a commuter rail station on the Boston and Albany Railroad's Highland Branch; it closed with the rest of the line in 1958 and reopened on July 4, 1959 as a light rail station.[1] With 3,230 daily boardings, it is the third-busiest surface station on the "D" Branch and the sixth-busiest surface station overall.[2]

Brookline Village station has raised platforms to allow wheelchair passengers to board low-floor trams, making it fully handicapped-accessible.

History[edit]

Conversion to trolley service[edit]

In June 1957, the Massachusetts Legislature approved the purchase of the branch by the M.T.A. from the nearly-bankrupt New York Central Railroad for conversion to a trolley line. Service ended on May 31, 1958.[3] The line was quickly converted for trolley service, and the line including Longwood station reopened on July 4, 1959.[1] The station building, like most on the line, was torn down during the conversion. The station has two side platforms serving the line's two tracks.

Renovations[edit]

During the Brookline Village/Longwood Avenue Station Renovation Project, the MBTA renovated Longwood and Brookline Village stations for accessibility. The two stations received raised platforms to interface with low-floor trams, wooden ramps to access high-floor trams, and other upgrades. Work on both stations began on July 23, 2007.[4] Construction was completed in the second quarter of 2009, making Brookline Village a fully accessible station.[5]

Bus connections[edit]

The station is served by three MBTA Bus routes:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Belcher, Jonathan (September 30, 2016). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district 1964-2016" (PDF). NETransit. 
  2. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. 
  3. ^ Humphrey, Thomas J.; Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. pp. 21–24. ISBN 9780685412947. 
  4. ^ "Brookline Village Station and Longwood Station MBTA Contract No. A27CN02: Light Rail Accessibility Program, D-Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on 16 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Access in Motion: 2009 Calendar" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Brookline Village Station Neighborhood Map" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. August 2012. 

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