North Billerica (MBTA station)
North Billerica MBTA Station
|Address||Ruggles Street & Station Street
North Billerica, MA
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||541 spaces, $4.00 each|
|Bicycle facilities||14 spaces|
|Passengers (2008)||1,043 weekday avg.|
The Depot that stands at the station site is on the National Register of Historic Places and was completely renovated in 1998. It served as a flag stop on the Boston and Lowell Railroad's main line and was the starting point for the old narrow gauge Billerica and Bedford Railroad (B&B). The original depot was moved across the tracks and later burned down. The present depot was built in 1867 with the larger addition completed in 1877 when the B&B began operation.
The decision of the Boston and Maine Railroad, which took over the B&L in 1887, to locate its repair shops in North Billerica in 1904 was in large part the reason for the creation of Garden City, the neighborhood behind the Faulkner Mills.
In 1998, the North Billerica Depot underwent extensive renovations as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's efforts to restore and expand its Billerica commuter rail stop. The new depot and train station were rededicated on October 30, 1998.
- North Billerica station official website
- Videos on history of North Billerica Depot  
- Existing Railroad Stations in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Station from Google Maps Street View