- Back Bay (MBTA station)
name= Back Bay
address=145 Dartmouth Street
coordinates = coord|42.3473|-71.0755|display=inline,title
passengers=345,970 [Amtrak only.]
opened=May 4, 1987
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, is a train station in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. The present building was designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Wood.
It is serviced by
Amtrak, featuring Acela Expressand regional trains, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority(MBTA) with access to Attleboro/Providence and Framingham/Worcester, Needham and Franklin commuter rail lines and the Orange Line. There is also a daily Amtrak train ( Lake Shore Limited) to Chicagoand access to local bus service.
Back Bay Station opened
May 4, 1987as part of the Orange Line's Southwest Corridor project and was dedicated by Governor Michael Dukakis. It replaced the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroadstation of the same name, of which some remnants can still be found at the eastern end of the present station facilities.
Downeastertrains to Mainedo not depart at Back Bay or South Station, travelers that wish to make a connection via subway are advised to disembark at this station and take the Orange Line to North Station, which is where Downeaster service terminates.
*10 City Point -
Copley Squarevia Andrew Station & B.U. Medical Center
*Back Bay Station is wheelchair accessible.
*Other Amtrak stations on the Northeast Corridor are generally accessible.
*Back Bay Station has a full-length high-level platform for Amtrak Northeast Corridor and MBTA Attleboro/Providence trains but only a short high-level platform for MBTA Framingham/Worcester and Amtrak Chicago trains (which operate on tracks other than those used by the Northeast Corridor service).
*Some MBTA commuter rail stations have no wheelchair access, and many of those that do have short high-level platforms that only serve one or two cars.
* [http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/stations/?stopId=13 MBTA - Back Bay Station]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/boston_backbay.htm Boston Back Bay Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- Train Web)]
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