Canton Center station

Canton Center is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Canton, Massachusetts. It serves the Providence/Stoughton Line, including most Stoughton Branch service except for evening inbound trains. The station has 1 side platform on the south side of the track west of Washington Street; the platform has a mini-high section for accessibility.

Canton Center
Canopy at Canton Center station, April 2016.JPG
Canton Center station platform in April 2016
Location710 Washington Street
Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°09′26″N 71°08′47″W / 42.1571°N 71.1463°W / 42.1571; -71.1463Coordinates: 42°09′26″N 71°08′47″W / 42.1571°N 71.1463°W / 42.1571; -71.1463
Owned byMBTA
Line(s)Stoughton Branch
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsBus transport MBTA bus: 716
Construction
Parking219 spaces
Bicycle facilities10 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
Passengers
2018470 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Stoughton
Terminus
Providence/​Stoughton Line Canton Junction
Stoughton South Coast Rail
Phase 2
2030 (proposed)
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
Springdale
toward Taunton
Stoughton Branch Canton Junction
Terminus

PlansEdit

 
Canton Center station in 1918

Around 2001, the station was briefly proposed to be closed as part of the South Coast Rail project.[2]

The station is proposed to be reconstructed as part of Phase 2 of the since-modified project, which will extend the Stoughton Branch south to several South Coast cities in 2030.[3] Under plans released in 2013, a second track would be added through the station to support increased bidirectional service; two full-length low-level platforms would be built, each with two mini-high platforms for accessibility.[4] As of 2020, full-length high-level platforms are planned.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Central Transportation Planning Staff (2019). "2018 Commuter Rail Counts". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
  2. ^ Laidler, John (December 13, 2001). "MBTA offers words of comfort over changes at Canton station". Boston Globe – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ Laidler, John (June 16, 2017). "Sharp differences over latest plan for South Coast Rail". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Figure 3.2-20 Canton Center Station Proposed Reconstruction" (PDF). Volume II: FEIS/FEIR Figures Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report on the South Coast Rail Project proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District. August 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. ^ "South Coast Rail Route/Service Details". South Coast Rail Route & Service Details as of May 2020. May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Canton Center station at Wikimedia Commons