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Encyclopedia > Boston College (MBTA station)
Students and tourists wait to board an inbound train at the Boston College MBTA station

The Boston College station is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line's B-branch (also known as the "Boston College" line). It is located at St Ignatius Square on the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Lake Street. The line also provides access to most of the Boston University campus. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... A Boston College-bound (B line) Type 8 (Breda) Green Line car at Blandford Street, on the Boston University campus. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... Website www. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... Boston University is a private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Originally called Lake Street, the station was once the eastern terminus of another trolley line, the Commonwealth Avenue Street Railway, operated by the Middlesex and Boston Street Railway until 1930. The route of the former trolley line is evidenced by the grassy, tree-lined median which runs the entire length of Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


The station is accessible when served by the MBTA's newer low-floor trolley cars. See MBTA accessibility. This article refers to the mass transit vehicle. ... As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ...



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