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Malden Center
MBTA Commuter rail and rapid transit station
Malden Center MBTA.JPG
Malden Center Station as seen from the Commercial Street busway.
Station statistics
Address Commercial St. at Pleasant St.
Malden, Massachusetts 02148
Coordinates 42°25′36″N 71°04′28″W / 42.426715°N 71.074349°W / 42.426715; -71.074349Coordinates: 42°25′36″N 71°04′28″W / 42.426715°N 71.074349°W / 42.426715; -71.074349
Lines      Haverhill/Reading Line      Orange Line
Parking 188 spaces, $5.50 fee, four accessible spaces
Other information
Opened December 27, 1975
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Fare zone 1A
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Terminus
Haverhill/Reading Line
toward Haverhill
Orange Line
Terminus

Malden Center Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line and Commuter Rail, located on Pleasant Street in downtown Malden, Massachusetts. It is an elevated station serving Malden's Edgeworth and downtown areas, with a small parking lot and connections to several bus lines. Boarding an outbound train here only will take you one stop to Oak Grove, while inbound trains take riders through Boston via North Station and Downtown Crossing. Transfer to MBTA Commuter Rail is possible from a platform that is parallel to the orange line island platform. In 2004, the station added a second exit stairwell and its first and only elevator, making the station handicap accessible.[1]

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History

Malden Station opened on December 27, 1975, as part of the MBTA's new northern branch of the Orange Line. This new branch eliminated the Charlestown Elevated Everett Station that same year. Expansion to Malden had been a long-time goal of the Boston Elevated Railway, and the Everett extension of the Charlestown line was originally planned to go past Everett via a different route into Malden. However, residents of Malden were opposed to the elevated railroad structure that was planned, and prevented the extension. The 1975 extension was built along a commuter railroad line and was considered less disruptive than an elevated railroad would have been.

Accessibility

As of 2004, this station is wheelchair accessible as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Parking

The MBTA maintains a parking lot for Malden Station with 188 spaces at the rate of $5.50 per day.

Bus Connections

Malden Station has many bus routes connecting Malden and nearby cities and towns to the Orange Line. Malden Station has one of the largest number of bus routes in the MBTA system along with Haymarket, Forest Hills and Ruggles.

  • 97 Wellington Station - Malden Center Station via Canal Street, Hancock Street & Everett
  • 99 Boston Regional Medical Center - Wellington Station via Main Street & Malden Center Station
  • 101 Sullivan Square Station - Malden Center Station via Salem Street, Main Street & Broadway
  • 104 Sullivan Square Station - Malden Center Station via Broadway & Ferry Street
  • 105 Sullivan Square Station - Malden Center Station via Main Street & Newland Street
  • 106 Franklin Square Melrose - Wellington Station via Lebanon Street, Maplewood Square & Malden Center Station
  • 108 Linden Square - Wellington Station via Highland Ave & Malden Center Station
  • 131 Melrose Highlands - Malden Center Station via East Side Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 132 Redstone Shopping Center - Malden Center Station via Stoneham, Wyoming Square & Oak Grove
  • 136 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 137 Reading Depot - Malden Center Station via North Ave, Wakefield, Melrose & Oak Grove
  • 411 Revere/Jack Satter House - Malden Center Station via Northgate Shopping Center & Wonderland Station
  • 430 Saugus Center - Malden Center Station via Broadway & Square One Mall

References

  1. ^ [1] MBTA official website

External links

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