Endicott station

Endicott is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Dedham, Massachusetts. It serves the Franklin Line. It is located off Grant Avenue near East Street. The station is not accessible.

Endicott
Endicott MBTA station, Dedham MA.jpg
An inbound train at Endicott station in 2012
Location186 Grant Avenue, Dedham, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°14′00″N 71°09′32″W / 42.2332°N 71.1589°W / 42.2332; -71.1589Coordinates: 42°14′00″N 71°09′32″W / 42.2332°N 71.1589°W / 42.2332; -71.1589
Owned byMBTA
Line(s)Franklin Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking45 spaces
Other information
Fare zone2
History
OpenedJanuary 1, 1855[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)256 (weekday average boardings)[2]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Dedham Corporate Center Franklin Line Readville
Former services
Preceding station New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Following station
Islington
toward Blackstone
Midland Line Readville
toward Boston

HistoryEdit

The Norfolk County Railroad opened its Boston Extension (the Midland Branch) from Islington to Boston on January 1, 1855 to end its dependence on the Boston and Providence Railroad for access to downtown Boston. East Street (later known as Elmwood, then Endicott) was among the original stops on the extension.[1][3] The line was closed from July 14, 1855 until late 1856 due to a lawsuit over grade crossings in Dorchester, and from 1858 to February 11, 1867 due to financial difficulties of various railroads attempting to operate the line. Endicott has been continuously open since 1867, with service via the Midland Branch until 1898 and thereafter mostly via the B&P mainline.[1] A depot building with a ticket office was formerly present at the station.[4]

When Dedham Corporate Center station was being constructed in the 1980s, the MBTA considered either closing Endicott station or adding a pedestrian underpass, but neither action was taken.[5] In 2019, the MBTA announced plans to replace the bridge immediately adjacent to the station over East Street.[6] The bridge, which was originally constructed in 1904, is expected to be replaced by the fall of 2022.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Humphrey, Thomas J.; Clark, Norton D. (1985). Boston's Commuter Rail: The First 150 Years. Boston Street Railway Association. pp. 43–45. ISBN 9780685412947.
  2. ^ Central Transportation Planning Staff (2019). "2018 Commuter Rail Counts". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
  3. ^ Smith, Frank (1936). A History of Dedham, Massachusetts. Transcript Press, Incorporated. p. 197.
  4. ^ "Station broken into". The Boston Globe. February 17, 1902. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ Ackerman, Jerry (October 23, 1989). "Breakaway poles to be tried this week". The Boston Globe. p. 18 Metro – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ a b Keaney, Brian (October 4, 2019). "Selectmen discuss plans for Endicott railroad bridge on East Street". The Dedham Times. 27 (40). p. 1.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Endicott station at Wikimedia Commons