Newton Highlands (MBTA station)

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NEWTON HIGHLANDS
NewtonHighlandsMBTAStation.agr.jpg
Newtown Highlands station, looking outbound
Station statistics
Address1170 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Coordinates42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556Coordinates: 42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556
Line(s)
  Green Line "D" branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 4, 1959
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Owned byMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2010)1,052[1]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line
 
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NEWTON HIGHLANDS
NewtonHighlandsMBTAStation.agr.jpg
Newtown Highlands station, looking outbound
Station statistics
Address1170 Walnut Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Coordinates42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556Coordinates: 42°19′21″N 71°12′20″W / 42.32250°N 71.20556°W / 42.32250; -71.20556
Line(s)
  Green Line "D" branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 4, 1959
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Owned byMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Traffic
Passengers (2010)1,052[1]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line

Newton Highlands is a surface-level rapid transit station located in Newton, Massachusetts on the Green Line "D" Branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Like the other surface-level stations on the "D" Branch, it opened on July 4, 1959.

The first station at this site opened in 1852 on the Charles River Branch Railroad.[2] The 1880s Boston and Albany Railroad depot building, designed by H. H. Richardson in collaboration with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1976, and is part of the Newton Railroad Stations Historic District.[3]

The station's interior, occupied by an auto parts store for years, is being renovated and is partially occupied by a periodontist's office.[4] It is not used as a passenger waiting area, although the building's eaves provide some shelter for outbound passengers. The station is accessible (although not shown on the latest map) via lifts because the station has standard at-grade platforms.

Station layout[edit]

G
Street/
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound"D" Branch toward Riverside (Eliot)
Inbound "D" Branch toward Government Center (Newton Centre)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Szolovits, Peter (18 March 2002). "History of Newton Highlands". City of Newton. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Goldin, Dina Q. "Auburndale Station". Citizens for Auburndale Station. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leonard H. Strauss, D.M.D. P.C.". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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