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Encyclopedia > Green Line "D" Branch
Green Line "D" Branch
Riverside Branch
MBTA Green Line "D" Type 7 train leaving the Fenway station for Riverside.
Info
Type Light rail
System Green Line
Locale Greater Boston
Terminals Government Center
Riverside (service currently ends at Reservoir due to construction)
No. of stations 20
Operation
Opened 1847 (heavy rail)
1959 (light rail)
Owner MBTA
Operator(s) MBTA
Character Underground (Kenmore and eastward)
Grade-separated ROW (west of Kenmore)
Rolling stock Kinki Sharyo Type 7
Technical
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)

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 majority of the line is a grade-separated right-of-way formerly used by the Highland Branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad. Just west of Kenmore, the two-track line goes underground via the Fenway Incline, merging with the "B" and "C" Branches at Kenmore. From there, "D" trains continue through the Boylston Street Subway and Tremont Street Subway (merging with the "E" Branch along the way), with regular service turning around at Government Center as of November 2005. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Fenway is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ... Riverside is a name common to a number of cities and counties. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Greater Boston is the area of the U.S. state of Massachusetts closely surrounding the city of Boston. ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... Kowloon-Canton Railway Ma On Shan rolling stock, manufactured by Kinki Sharyo. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... A tram of the Luas system in Dublin, Ireland A train of Light Rail, KCRC, Hong Kong. ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... 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... 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 Tremont Street subway in Boston is the oldest subway in North America. ... 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. ... Government Center Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Tremont, Court and Cambridge Streets in the Government Center neighborhood of Boston, is the main transfer point between the Green Line and the Blue Line. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The "D" Branch is the most recent right-of-way to see light rail service in the Boston area, opening in 1959. The Newton Centre and Newton Highlands stations still feature classic station houses from the late 19th century. The Newton Centre station was renovated into shops in the 1980s, but the Newton Highlands station is not actively used. This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Parts of the line are scheduled to be shut down during summer 2007 and replaced by bus service. The portion of line from Riverside to Reservoir is now closed for reconstruction and is not scheduled to reopen until August 6. The Reservoir to Fenway stretch will be closed from Aug. 6 to Sept. 2, and the entire branch will be closed Aug. 4 and 5. During the closure the MBTA will replace bridges along the line, renovate Brookline Village and Longwood stations to make them more accessible, upgrade the track to enable higher speeds and allow the use of the low-floor Type 8 trolleys in revenue service, and replace traction power cables..[1] [2] [3] Brookline Village station Brookline Village is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ... Longwood Station is a stop on the D branch of the MBTAs Green Line. ...

Contents

History

In short, opening dates for the different sections were:

  • 1847 Kenmore - Brookline Village
  • Summer 1852 Brookline Village - Cook Street Junction
  • 1886 Cook Street Junction - Riverside

Boston and Albany Railroad service ended on May 31, 1958, and MBTA operations began July 4, 1959. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The earliest part of the line to be built was the Brookline Branch of the Boston and Worcester Railroad, which opened in 1847. It stretched 1.55 miles (2.50 km) from the B&W main line south of Kenmore Square southwest to the current location of Brookline Village station. The B&W became part of the Boston and Albany Railroad in 1867. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  6. ... 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. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop. ... Brookline Village station Brookline Village is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Next came the Charles River Branch Railroad, opened Summer 1852 from the end of the Brookline Branch to Newton Upper Falls. The line was at first operated by the Boston and Worcester, but in 1856 it was merged into the New York and Boston Railroad (having been merged with the Charles River Railroad in 1853), a company intending to build a new route between Boston and New York City in competition with the Boston and New York Central Railroad. Both of these companies passed through several changes in name and ownership before they merged in 1868 to form the Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad. The BH&E became the New York and New England Railroad in 1873 and the New England Railroad in 1895 before being leased by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1898. 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. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Newton Upper Falls is a village of Newton, Massachusetts, in the United States. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 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. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian 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 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. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) 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. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1884, the Boston and Albany Railroad built a connecting line from Riverside on their main line southeast to what became Cook Street Junction on the NY&NE in Newton Highlands. The NY&NE had been sold to the B&A in 1882 north of the junction, giving the B&A full ownership of their Highland Branch. The B&A instituted loop service ("Newton Circuit"), going one way to Riverside on the main line and the other way on the Highland Branch; the NY&NE continued to use the branch as well. Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... Newton Highlands is a village of Newton, Massachusetts. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1906 the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad built a new cutoff from Needham Junction east to their Dedham Branch at West Roxbury, and began routing NY&NE trains that way. However, in 1911, they too began running loop service on the "Needham Circuit", running one way on the old Boston and Providence Railroad to West Roxbury and the other way on the B&A Highland Branch. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 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 Railroad, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South Attleboro. ...


NYNH&H service through Newton stopped in 1925, and the last B&A train ran over the Highland Branch on May 31, 1958. The east end was connected via the new Fenway Incline to the existing Boylston Street Subway at Kenmore, and streetcar operations began July 4, 1959 (at first by the Metropolitan Transit Authority until the MBTA took over in 1964). Service ran to Riverside, a bit south of the old turnback onto the main line towards Boston. Because of budget cuts, the new fleet for the new Riverside Line service could not be purchased, and therefore MTA Director Edward Dana decided to terminate streetcar service on the Waverley and Watertown Square streetcar lines to provide the fleet for the Riverside Line. The Watertown, Waverley and North Cambridge lines were converted to trackless trolley. No passenger connection was been provided to the old main line at Riverside, now the MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line, and the nearest commuter rail station is in Auburndale, Massachusetts, about half a mile away. Passenger service to the Riverside station on that line was ended in the 1970s, although a pedestrian underpass and platform still exist in very poor condition. The track from the D line to the Boston and Albany main were severed and overgrown until, to facilitate the delivery of new light rail vehicles in the 1990s, they were rebuilt and have since been maintained, although they are not used for any regular service. Special commuter rail trains did run to South Station from a temporary platform near the Riverside station from October 23-25, 1996, after extensive flooding in the Boston area forced much of the underground portion of the Green Line to shut down.[4] Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... 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. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... 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. ... Auburndale is the name of a number of places in the world: In Canada: Auburndale, Alberta Auburndale, Nova Scotia In the United States: Auburndale, Florida Auburndale, Massachusetts Auburndale, Wisconsin Auburndale (town), Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... South Station front entrance. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


The MBTA takes over

The first operating pattern was for Highland Branch streetcars to turn around at Park Street. At first, some trains operated on short-turn service, turning around at Reservoir via a grade-separated turnaround loop. Ridership to Riverside was higher than expected and thus the short-turn trains were discontinued. Park Street Station, streetcar (now Green Line) platforms, circa 1898 Park Street Station, Green Line platforms, December 2004 Park Street Under, Red Line platforms, January 2005 Park Street Station of the MBTA, located at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street in Boston at a corner of Boston Common... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ...


By August 1964, when the MBTA took over, service on the branch (numbered 4) was extended on all days but Sundays to Lechmere. Sunday service was extended September 10, 1966. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Letters were assigned in 1967, and the 4 Riverside-Lechmere became the D Riverside. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


The following changes in eastern terminal have been made:

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  • January 1, 1977: extended to Lechmere weekdays, cut back to Government Center weekends
  • March 19, 1977: cut back to Government Center always
  • June 18, 1977: extended to Lechmere
  • September 9, 1977: cut back to Government Center
  • December 15, 1977: extended to the reconfigured North Station; any PCC cars were looped at Government Center

The last "D" PCC cars ran March 23, 1978, except during later LRV shortages. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC streetcar in museum operation. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • March 21, 1980: extended to Lechmere
  • June 21, 1980: cut back to North Station
  • April 4, 1981: extended to Lechmere
  • January 2, 1983: cut back to Government Center rush hours and middays
  • March 26, 1983: extended to Lechmere rush hours, midday and some rush hour "D" trains continue to loop at Government Center
  • January 20, 1984 to shortly after: cut back to Government Center rush hours due to North Station on the Commuter Rail being closed due to a bridge fire, and all rush hour Lechmere service being provided by a shuttle to Government Center
  • June 20, 1987: cut back to Government Center always
  • March 28, 1997: extended to Lechmere weekends, due to North Station turnback facility being permanently closed
  • June 21, 1997: extended to Lechmere always
  • June 28, 2004: cut back to Government Center, due to the line north of North Station being closed
  • November 12, 2005: Lechmere viaduct reopens, however D line service is not reextended.
  • November, 2006: Service during off-peak hours (except for LRV trains) extended to North Station.

In addition, the following construction-related changes have been made to the Newton and Brookline section of the line (in addition, the line has seen temporary bustitution on some nights and weekends for construction): March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term bustitution is a neologism sometimes used to describe the practice of replacing train service, whether street railways (light rail or tram/streetcar systems) or full-size railway systems, with a bus service, either on a temporary or permanent basis. ...

  • September 8, 1974 until December 28, 1974: Service cut back to Newton Highlands with a turn loop built beyond the station for line rebuilding to Riverside (as the original line was hastily built and could not handle new, LRV cars).
  • mid-June to mid-September, 1974, service was eliminated between Reservoir and Kenmore for track reconstruction. A rather ingenious, bi-directional loop track was built at the Cleveland Circle-Reservoir yard and Riverside Service was routed via Beacon Street to Kenmore, eliminating the need for any transfers (as compared to similar track work in 2007, when no through-service is planned, despite bi-directional cars — unlike the 1970s, when uni-directional PCC cars were used — which could be reversed just east of Reservoir via Beacon Street).
  • September 13, 1974 until September 29, 1975: Full service to Riverside was provided, but single-track service operated between Newton Highlands and Reservoir to facilitate track rebuilding.[4]
  • June 23 until August 3, 2007 (planned): Service replaced by shuttle buses between Riverside and Reservoir for upgrading of track and facilities. Travelers reported delays of 15 to 30 minutes.[5] The work was originally planned for evenings and overnights, but the loud noises in the residential neighborhoods through which the line passes angered neighbors. The work will allow low-floor, handicap-accessible Breda cars to operate at high speeds on the D Line, and will increase the speed on the entire line to 50 mph. The line is not fully out of service, and is used for non-revenue moves to the car shops at Riverside. In addition, full service operated on July 4 when the line is crowded for the holiday.[6]
  • August 4 until August 31, 2007 (planned): Service will be replaced by shuttle buses between Reservoir and Fenway for similar maintenance to the outer portion of the line. Shuttle buses will run along this length, however, most commuters will utilize the C Line on Beacon Street to travel in to Boston from Reservoir (as it's Cleveland Circle terminus is a short walk from the Reservoir Station) which will likely be faster than shuttle buses which will likely get caught in traffic. The Beaconsfield station is also nearby Beacon Street service. Travelers from the Brookline Village and Longwood areas will likely use the nearby E Line to travel to Boston. [7] Extra service is planned on both lines. [8]
Timeline of the extent of "D" service

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Station listing

Station Location Time to Park Street[9] Opened Transfers and notes
Fenway Park Drive near The Fenway, Boston 16 minutes July 4, 1959 Formerly Fenway Park
The only station added by the MBTA
47 Bus to Central Square
Longwood Chapel Street at Longwood Street, Brookline 18 minutes July 4, 1959 Recommended stop for Longwood medical district
Brookline Village Station Street off Harvard Street between Route 9 and Washington Street, Brookline 20 minutes July 4, 1959 within walking distance of Riverway Station
was Brookline as a B&A station
Brookline Hills Cypress Street at Tappan Street, Brookline 22 minutes July 4, 1959 near Brookline High School
Beaconsfield Dean Road south of Beacon Street, Brookline 25 minutes July 4, 1959 no MBTA parking
Reservoir Cleveland Circle near Chestnut Hill Avenue and Beacon Street, Brookline 27 minutes July 4, 1959 within walking distance of Chestnut Hill Avenue station and Cleveland Circle station
transfer to Boston College shuttle bus (Sept-May)
Bus connections: 51, 86
Chestnut Hill Hammond Street at Boylston Street, Newton 30 minutes July 4, 1959 within walking distance of Boston College
52 Bus to Dedham Mall
Newton Centre Union Street between Herrick Street and Langley Road, Newton 32 minutes July 4, 1959 near Newton Center shopping district
Newton Highlands Lincoln Street at Walnut Street, Newton 34 minutes July 4, 1959 near Newton Highlands shopping district
59 Bus to Needham Junction
Eliot Route 9 near Woodward Street, Newton 37 minutes July 4, 1959 MBTA parking available
Waban Beacon Street at Waban Square, Newton 40 minutes July 4, 1959 MBTA parking available
Woodland Washington Street northeast of Beacon Street, Newton 42 minutes July 4, 1959 near the Newton-Wellesley Hospital
MBTA parking available
Riverside Grove Street south of Commonwealth Avenue, exit 22 off Interstate 95, named for the Charles River 44 minutes July 4, 1959 was originally further north, at the junction with the B&A main line (MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line)

Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Fenway is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Longwood Station is a stop on the D branch of the MBTAs Green Line. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Brookline Village station Brookline Village is a stop on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beaconsfield is a stop on the D branch of the MBTAs Green Line. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Newton Centre is a surface-level rapid transit station located in Newton, Massachusetts on the Green Line D Branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eliot is a station on the Green Line D Branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Waban is a station on the Green Line D Branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Boston and Albany Railroad and Framingham/Worcester Line. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ http://blogs.townonline.com/newton/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/riverside-rebuilds-red-size.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/01/on_d_line_a_for_effort_d_for_delay/
  6. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/01/on_d_line_a_for_effort_d_for_delay/
  7. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/01/on_d_line_a_for_effort_d_for_delay/
  8. ^ http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/t_projects/?id=11907
  9. ^ Association for Public Transportation, Car-Free in Boston, A Guide for Locals and Visitors, 10th ed. (2003), p. 117.
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Red Line AlewifeAshmont / Braintree ––– Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: AshmontMattapan
Green Line LechmereBoston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Arborway (Heath Street) ("E") ––– Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak GroveForest Hills ––– Charlestown ElevatedAtlantic Avenue ElevatedWashington Street Elevated
Blue Line WonderlandBowdoin
Silver Line Dudley SquareDowntown Crossing; South Station – various points
Buses List - Crosstown Buses - Former Streetcars - Trackless Trolleys - Key Routes - East Boston Area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail GreenbushOld Colony Lines (MBTA) FairmountProvidence/Stoughton LineFranklinNeedhamFramingham/WorcesterFitchburgLowellHaverhill/ReadingNewburyport/Rockport - North-South Rail Link
Miscellaneous AccessibilityBoat serviceCharlieCardNomenclature - List of subway stations
Predecessors Boston Elevated RailwayEastern Massachusetts Street RailwayMiddlesex and Boston Street Railway

 
 

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