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Encyclopedia > Boston and Providence Rail Road
Boston and Providence Rail Road
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Reporting marks
Locale Boston, MA to Providence, RI
Years of operation 1834
Track gauge 4 ftin (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters

The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Rail Road, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South Attleboro. The Stoughton Branch, built as the Stoughton Branch Railroad, splits at Canton Junction and runs for two more stations to Stoughton, Massachusetts. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th_century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded  -Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... South Attleboro is the southernmost station in Massachusetts on the Attleboro/Stoughton Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail, and the southernmost station on weekends, because the state of Rhode Island only pays for weekday service. ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...

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History

Amtrak Northeast Corridor
services
The Acela brand
Acela Express
Metroliner
Clockers
Regional (and its former
Inland Route)
Other Amtrak trains on the NEC:
Cardinal - Carolinian - Crescent
Keystone - Palmetto - Pennsylvanian
Silver Meteor - Silver Star - Vermonter
Commuter services on the NEC:
MBTA - SLE - MNRR - NJT
SEPTA R7 - SEPTA R2 - MARC
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The Boston and Providence Rail Road was incorporated June 21, 1831 and chartered the next day to build a railroad between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. Construction began in late 1832. The first section, from Boston to Canton, with a branch to Dedham opened in 1834, and the rest opened in June 1835. Until 1899, when South Station opened, the Boston terminal was at Park Square, with a crossing at-grade of the Boston and Worcester Railroad at the current merge at Back Bay station (also opened in 1899, only serving the B&P). The original Providence terminal was at Fox Point, from which it ran east along the Seekonk River shore and over the river into East Providence (then part of Seekonk, Massachusetts) before turning north towards Boston. A ferry across the Providence River connected Fox Point to the South Providence terminal of the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad (opened 1837). Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... An Amtrak train on the NEC in New Jersey, as seen from an NJ Transit train. ... Acela in West Windsor, NJ Acela, more properly Acela Express, is the name used by Amtrak for the high speed trains which run between Washington and Boston via New York and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Metroliner is an Amtrak train service between Washington DC and New York in the United States. ... The Clocker is an Amtrak train service operating between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, New York on the Northeast Corridor. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Keystone is the name for Amtraks train service between New York, New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Pennsylvanian was a daytime Amtrak train running between New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter railroad operating in southern Connecticut. ... Metro North Railroads New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut southwest to Woodlawn, New York on the Harlem Line, where New Haven Line trains continue south to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. ... An Amtrak train on the NEC in New Jersey, as seen from an NJ Transit train. ... The SEPTA R7 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The R2 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system in the Philadelphia area. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded  -Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... South Station, located at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major intermodal transportation hub. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... The Town of Seekonk is a suburban community on the Rhode Island border. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1847 the Providence and Worcester Railroad opened its line between downtown Providence and Worcester, Massachusetts. At the same time, the B&P built a connection west from its main line in southern Attleboro to the P&W in Central Falls. The B&P and P&W jointly owned the line south of Central Falls into downtown Providence. (In 1848 the NYP&B connected its line south of downtown Providence to downtown, removing the gap through Providence.) 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Providence and Worcester Railroad (AAR reporting mark PW) is a Class II railroad in the United States. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Central Falls is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


On April 1, 1888, the Old Colony Railroad leased the B&P for 99 years. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad leased the Old Colony on March 1, 1893 and assumed the lease. The New Haven used the B&P as part of its main Boston-New York Shore Line, and it still has that status, as part of the route of Amtrak's Acela Express. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Old Colony Railroad connected the South Shore and Cape Cod with Boston, Massachusetts. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ...


When Boston's new South Station union station opened in 1899, a new line was built along the south side of the Boston and Albany Railroad to the new station, located near the B&A's old terminal. The old line to Park Square was abandoned. South Station, located at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major intermodal transportation hub. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ...


The East Side Railroad Tunnel opened in 1908 between East Providence and downtown Providence. This provided a second route into Providence, using the old alignment to East Providence and then running through the tunnel. The tunnel is no longer in use, having been disconnected on the downtown side, with its entrance located underneath What Cheer building owned by RISD. 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded  -Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... The Rhode Island School of Design (commonly abbreviated RISD and pronounced RIZ-dee) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ...


On December 31, 1968 the recently-formed Penn Central bought the failing New Haven. The MBTA bought the section of the Providence-Boston line in Massachusetts, as well as many other lines including the Stoughton Branch, from Penn Central on January 27, 1973. On April 1, 1976 Conrail took over Penn Central and the commuter rail equipment was sold to the MBTA, though operation continued to be done by Conrail. Full subsidies by the MBTA for the Providence and Stoughton lines began on September 28, 1976, before which the Federal government helped. On March 31, 1977 the Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority and Rhode Island Department of Transportation began to subsidize service beyond the MBTA district, and Stoughton began to pay to keep its station open, that cost later going to the Brockton Area Transit Authority. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 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. ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


On November 3, 1979 the line was closed north of Readville for long-term reconstruction as part of the Southwest Corridor project. All trains began using what is now the Fairmount Line, and special shuttle trains connected South Station to Back Bay. The new line, rebuilt below grade with space for three tracks (the old one had been above grade with room for four tracks), opened on October 5, 1987. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Southwest corridor or Southwest Expressway was a project designed to bring a four-lane highway into the City of Boston from a direction southwesterly of downtown. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 20, 1981 the MBTA stopped serving Rhode Island, as funding from the state stopped. Rush-hour service was restored on February 1, 1988. Some off-peak weekday trains were extended to Providence starting on December 11, 2000. February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rush hour in a city A rush hour is a part of the day with busy traffic and hence traffic congestion on the roads and crowded public transport; normally the two periods in a day when people are travelling to or from work or school. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Branches

Dedham

The first branch was the Dedham Branch to Dedham from Readville, opened in 1834 with the first section of the railroad. The Norfolk County Railroad opened in 1849, continuing from Dedham to the southwest. In 1850 a second branch to Dedham opened from Forest Hills, forming a loop through Dedham. Another outlet for the Dedham Branch opened in 1906, with a connection west to the New England Railroad at Needham Junction. The Dedham Branch from Forest Hills to that connection is still in use as the Needham Branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail, but the rest of the Dedham loop has been abandoned. Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The New England Railroad was the final name for a railroad system connecting New York state with Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts and other parts of New England before its 1898 lease by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The New England Railroad was the final name for a railroad system connecting New York state with Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts and other parts of New England before its 1898 lease by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ...

Stoughton

The Stoughton Branch Railroad was incorporated April 16, 1844 as a branch of the B&P from Canton Junction to Stoughton. It opened in early 1845, and is still in use for passenger service as a branch of the main line to Attleboro and Providence. April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Easton

The Easton Branch Railroad was incorporated in 1854 and opened in 1855 as a continuation of the Stoughton Branch beyond Stoughton. In 1865 the Old Colony and Newport Railroad bought the line and incorporated the majority of it into its main line. 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1875 map The Old Colony Railroad was a major railroad system, mainly covering southeastern Massachusetts, USA. Old Colony trians ran from Boston to points such as Provincetown, the tip of Cape Cod, and Providence, Rhode Island via its Boston and Providence Railroad. ...

Taunton

The Taunton Branch Railroad was incorporated in 1835 to build a branch from the B&P in Mansfield to Taunton, opening in 1836. The branch was operated by the B&P until 1840, when the New Bedford and Taunton Railroad opened, continuing the line past Taunton. 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Mansfield is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Taunton is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1870 the Mansfield and Framingham Railroad opened, continuing the Taunton Branch northwest on the other side of the B&P. A connection between the Taunton Branch northwest of Taunton and the B&P in Attleboro opened in 1871, having been built by the Taunton Branch. 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Attleborough

The Attleborough Branch Railroad also opened in 1870, running from the B&P in Attleboro northwest to North Attleborough. It was leased to the B&P, and was later connected to a branch of the Old Colony Railroad system in 1890. 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... North Attleborough is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... The Old Colony Railroad connected the South Shore and Cape Cod with Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Moshassuck Valley

The Moshassuck Valley Railroad was chartered in 1874 and opened in 1876 as a branch from the joint B&P/P&W at Woodlawn, Rhode Island north to Saylesville. The company remained independent until 1981, when it was bought by the P&W. 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Seekonk

The Seekonk Branch Railroad was a short spur on the east side of the Seekonk River, running from the B&P south to a dock on the river. It was incorporated in 1836 and opened soon after, with the hope that the company would be able to run its own trains over the B&P as with a highway. As a result of this, the Massachusetts State Legislature passed a law that a railroad company could refuse any traffic on its road, and the company was a failure. The B&P bought it in 1839, and the Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad built a line beginning from it in 1855. 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Warren, Bristol and Fall River

The Providence and Bristol Railroad was incorporated in 1850 and 1851, and reorganized in 1852 as the Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad. That line opened in 1855 from the old Seekonk Branch in East Providence southeast to Warren and south to Bristol. It was owned by the B&P through a majority of stock, and directly leased the Old Colony Railroad in 1891. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Warren is a town located in Bristol County, Rhode Island. ... Bristol is a town in Rhode Island and the county seat of Bristol County. ... The Old Colony Railroad connected the South Shore and Cape Cod with Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Warren and Fall River Railroad was incorporated in Rhode Island in 1856, and the Fall River and Warren Railroad in Massachusetts in 1857. In 1860 the two were merged to form the Fall River, Warren and Providence Railroad, opening later in 1860 from Warren east to Somerset, across the Taunton River from Fall River. In 1875 a new bridge opened, connecting to the Old Colony Railroad in Fall River. At that time, the company was leased by the Old Colony; before that it had been controlled by the B&P. State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Warren is a town located in Bristol County, Rhode Island. ... The Taunton River, historically also called the Taunton Great River, is a river in southern Massachusetts in the United States. ... Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Old Colony Railroad connected the South Shore and Cape Cod with Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Accessibility

All stations but Sharon are handicapped accessible. See also MBTA accessibility. The disability rights movement aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility 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. ...


Station listing

State Milepost City Station Opening date Connections and notes
MA Boston Image:Accessible.png South Station 1899 Red Line and all south side Commuter Rail lines
Amtrak Acela Express, Regional and Lake Shore Limited
227.8 Image:Accessible.png Back Bay 1899 splits from Framingham/Worcester Line
Amtrak Acela Express, Regional and Lake Shore Limited
original line continued northeast from here to a terminal at Park Square
227.1 Chickering closed
226.7 Image:Accessible.png Ruggles October 5, 1987 Orange Line
226.3 Roxbury closed
225.6 Heath closed
225.0 Boylston closed
224.5 Jamaica Plains closed
223.9 Forest Hills only served by Needham Line trains
Needham Line (old Dedham Branch) splits
222.8 Mount Hope closed November 2, 1979
221.8 Clarendon Hills closed
221.2 Hazelwood closed
220.7 Image:Accessible.png Hyde Park October 5, 1987 temporarily closed November 2, 1979
219.4 Readville only served by trains using the Fairmount Line
Franklin Line splits and Fairmount Line joins (both part of the Midland Railroad (NYNH&H))
split with Dedham Branch
217.4 Dedham Image:Accessible.png Route 128 Amtrak Acela Express and Regional
originally Green Lodge
Westwood
Canton Dedham Road closed
214.1 Image:Accessible.png Canton Junction split with Stoughton Branch
211.0 Sharon Sharon
206.4 Foxborough East Foxboro closed November 1977
204.2 Mansfield Image:Accessible.png Mansfield junction with Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad (NYNH&H), now the line to Foxboro (special events)
197.1 Attleboro Image:Accessible.png Attleboro junction with Attleborough Branch and Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Attleborough Branch (NYNH&H)
East Junction not a station
split with old main line to East Providence
193.9 Hebronville closed
191.9 Image:Accessible.png South Attleboro June 20, 1990
RI Central Falls Boston Switch not a station
merge with Providence and Worcester Railroad
Pawtucket Pawtucket-Central Falls closed February 19, 1981
Woodlawn not a station
junction with Moshassuck Valley Railroad
Providence Image:Accessible.png Providence February 1, 1988 Amtrak Acela Express and Regional
in use weekdays only
temporarily closed February 19, 1981 (but still served by Amtrak)

South of Providence, the T. F. Green Airport station is planned on the old New York, Providence and Boston Railroad in Warwick. State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated  September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County  Suffolk County Mayor  Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  232. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... South Station front entrance. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the MBTA rapid transit lines in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, in Back Bay, Boston, is an important transportation center. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Ruggles Station is a MBTA subway station on the Orange Line; it is also a MBTA commuter rail station serving the Attleboro/Stoughton, Franklin, and Needham Lines. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The New England Railroad was the final name for a railroad system connecting New York state with Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts and other parts of New England before its 1898 lease by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Amtrak waiting area Route 128 Station, located at Exit 13 off Interstate 95/US 1 (known locally as Route 128), in Westwood, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... Westwood is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Sharon is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Mansfield is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... Foxboro station on the MBTA Commuter Rail system is only used for special events, such as New England Patriots football games, at nearby Gillette Stadium. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... South Attleboro is the southernmost station in Massachusetts on the Attleboro/Stoughton Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail, and the southernmost station on weekends, because the state of Rhode Island only pays for weekday service. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Central Falls is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... The Providence and Worcester Railroad (AAR reporting mark PW) is a Class II railroad in the United States. ... Pawtucket is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded  -Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Amtrak station in Providence, Rhode Island is served by Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Acela Express (or just Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the 20 high-speed tilting trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... T. F. Green Airport Station is a planned intermodal station in Warwick, Rhode Island on the Northeast Corridor. ... Warwick is a city located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ...


Stoughton Branch

State Milepost City Station Opening date Connections and notes
MA 0.0 Canton Image:Accessible.png Canton Junction splits from main line to Attleboro
0.6 Image:Accessible.png Canton Center
18.3 (~4) Stoughton Image:Accessible.png Stoughton continued as Easton Branch
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site)
Red Line Alewife - Ashmont / Braintree ---- Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: Ashmont - Mattapan
Green Line Lechmere - Boston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ---- Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak Grove - Forest Hills ---- Charlestown Elevated - Atlantic Avenue Elevated - Washington Street Elevated
Blue Line Wonderland - Bowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley Square - Downtown Crossing; South Station - various points ---- List - Crosstown buses - Former streetcars - Trackless trolleys - Key routes - East Boston area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail Greenbush - Plymouth/Kingston - Middleborough/Lakeville - Fairmount - Attleboro/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Boat service - Charlie Card - Nomenclature
Predecessors Boston Elevated Railway - Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway - Middlesex and Boston Street Railway

State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... Stoughton (Official Name: Town of Stoughton) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... I add the following in case the above is ineffective or incompletely effective. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the MBTA rapid transit lines in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Cambridgepark Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local intermodal transportation hub. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... Braintree Station Braintree Station, located at Ivory and Union Streets in Braintree, Massachusetts 42. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... Mattapan is at the end of the red line running a PCC trolly system. ... A Boston College-bound (B line) Type 8 (Breda) Green Line car at Boston University. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... The Boston College stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line B branch. ... 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... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... 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... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... The Heath Street stop along South Huntington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The E Branch or Arborway Branch is a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... Watertown, Massachusetts is the termination point of the MBTAs number 71 trackless trolley route and several bus routes. ... The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... Stations on the Orange Line (previously called the Main Line) before destruction of the Charlestown El were (from south to north): North Station City Square Station Thompson Square Station Sullivan Square Station Everett Station (terminal) ... The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railways Main Line (now the Orange Line... ... A Blue Line train at the newly-renovated Logan Airport station. ... Wonderland is the northern terminus of of the MBTAs Blue Line. ... Bowdoin Station of the MBTA, is a station on the Blue Line, serving Bowdoin Square in Bostons Beacon Hill neighborhood. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... South Station front entrance. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates three crosstown bus routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, CT1, CT2 and CT3, intended as limited-stop buses connecting major points. ... Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ... Old and new trackless trolleys at Cambridge Common There are currently four trackless trolley (trolleybus) routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, all run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the Harvard Square area, and all former streetcar lines (the last four not connected to the Tremont Street Subway... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates local buses in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, connecting to the Blue Line at Maverick or Wood Island. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a number of buses in South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, most of them connecting to the Red Line at Andrew, Broadway or South Station. ... The Urban Ring is an Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority project to develop a new public transportation route that would provide improved circumferential connections among the MBTAs many lines that project radially from Boston. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility 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. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates commuter boats in the between Long Wharf, Lovejoy Wharf and Rowes Wharf on the downtown Boston waterfront to Hingham, Hull, Quincy and Logan International Airport as well as inner habor ferries between downtown Boston, Charlestown Navy Yard, and South Boston. ... New Easy Way MBTA fare gates, in testing at Aquarium Station The Charlie Card is a contactless, stored value smart card that passengers will carry as part of an automated fare collection system which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) expects to introduce in 2006. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) maintains a large public transit system in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and uses various methods to name and number their services for the convenience of users. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

External links

  • MBTA - The Attleboro/Stoughton Line

References


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