Brookline Village station

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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
Bicycle facilities 15 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened July 4, 1959[1]
Previous names Brookline (1848-1958)
Passengers (2013 daily) 3,230[2]
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.


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.


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]


  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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