Back Bay (MBTA station)

Back Bay (MBTA station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name= Back Bay



image_size=
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address=145 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116-5162
coordinates = coord|42.3473|-71.0755|display=inline,title
line=Amtrak:MBTA:
other=
platform=Cross-platform
parking=
bicycle=
passengers=345,970 [Amtrak only.]
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=16
opened=May 4, 1987
rebuilt=
ADA=Yes
code=BBY (Amtrak)
owned=Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
zone=
services=

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 Express and 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 Chicago and access to local bus service.

Back Bay Station opened May 4, 1987 as 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 Railroad station of the same name, of which some remnants can still be found at the eastern end of the present station facilities.

As Amtrak's Downeaster trains to Maine do 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.

Bus Connections

*10 City Point - Copley Square via Andrew Station & B.U. Medical Center

Accessibility

*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.

References

External links

* [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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