St. Mary's Street station

Light rail station in Brookline, Massachusetts, US

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St. Mary's Street
St. Marys Street MBTA station, Boston MA.jpg
An outbound train at St. Mary's Street station in May 2011
General information
LocationBeacon Street at St. Mary's Street
Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°20′45.40″N 71°6′26.58″W / 42.3459444°N 71.1073833°W / 42.3459444; -71.1073833Coordinates: 42°20′45.40″N 71°6′26.58″W / 42.3459444°N 71.1073833°W / 42.3459444; -71.1073833
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport MBTA bus: CT2, 47
Bicycle facilities10 spaces
Disabled accessYes
20111,532 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Hawes Street Green Line Kenmore

St. Mary's Street station is a surface light rail stop on the MBTA Green Line C branch, located just west of the intersection of Beacon Street and Park Drive in the northeastern tip of Brookline, Massachusetts. Like all surface stops on the line, St Mary's Street consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. The station is accessible.

With just over 1,500 daily boardings by a 2011 count, St. Mary's Street is the second-busiest stop on the C branch, behind only Coolidge Corner.[1]


An inbound streetcar enters the newly built portal in 1932

St. Mary's Street is the first outbound surface stop on the C branch. The line emerges from the Beacon Street tunnel at the St. Mary's Street portal, just east of the station. Until Kenmore was built in 1932, streetcars emerged from the Kenmore portal and ran down the median of Beacon Street from Kenmore Square.

In the early 2000s, the MBTA modified key surface stops with raised platforms for accessibility. Portable lifts were installed at St. Mary's Street around 2000 as a temporary measure.[2][3] The renovation of St. Mary's Street - part of a $32 million modification of thirteen B, C, and E branch stations - was completed in 2003.[4][5]

In 2007, the MBTA added a wooden mini-high platform on the outbound side, allowing level boarding on older Type 7 LRVs. These platforms were installed at eight Green Line stations in 2006–07 as part of the settlement of Joanne Daniels-Finegold, et al. v. MBTA.[6][7] The ramp was removed in July 2020 during a track reconstruction project.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF) (14th ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014.
  2. ^ "Executive Summary" (PDF). Program of Mass Transportation. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. January 2004. p. 2-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 1, 2001.
  4. ^ "Subway Service". Ridership and Service Statistics. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. October 2003. p. 2.19 – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ "Planned Accessibility Projects - On Board the Green Line". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on August 10, 2004.
  6. ^ "Settlement Agreement" (PDF). Joanne Daniels-Finegold et al. v. MBTA. April 10, 2006. pp. 10–11.
  7. ^ "Green Line Stations Upgraded to Improve Accessibility" (PDF). TRANSReport. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "Building a Better T: Green Line C Branch Track Improvements and Intersection Upgrades Accelerated, Kenmore – Cleveland Circle Work Begins Evening of July 5" (Press release). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. June 24, 2020.

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