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Museum of Fine Arts (MBTA station)

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Line(s)  Green Line "E" Branch
Rebuilt  2001-2003
Platforms in use  2
Connections  MBTA Bus, CT3
Disabled access  Yes
Address  Boston, MA, United States
Tracks  2
Museum of Fine Arts (MBTA station)
Location  Huntington Avenue at Ruggles Street Boston, Massachusetts
Owned by  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Previous names  Ruggles Street, Ruggles-Museum, Museum, Museum/Ruggles
Owner  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Similar  Mission Park, Fenwood Road, Longwood Medical Area, Heath Street, Back of the Hill

Museum of Fine Arts is a surface-level light rail stop on the MBTA Green Line "E" Branch, located the median of Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, between Museum Road and Ruggles Street. The station is named after the adjacent Museum of Fine Arts, although it also provides access to Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Museum of Fine Arts station is fully handicapped accessible.

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History

The modern Green Line "E" Branch opened on February 16, 1941 with the completion of the Huntington Avenue subway from Copley to the Northeastern Incline. (Before then, trams had run on the surface from the Boylston Street portal).

The station was originally known as Ruggles Street or Ruggles-Museum. After nearby Ruggles station opened in 1987, the station was called Museum (sometimes Museum/Ruggles). The name was changed to Museum of Fine Arts in the 1990s.

In 2001-2003 renovation, a new handicapped-accessible station was built between Museum Road and Ruggles Street. Wiring slots for an automatic fare collection system were installed during the upgrade, though fare collection at the station is still on board trains. A signal prioritization system for Northeastern University and all stops further outbound is also in place.

Bus connections

Museum of Fine Arts station serves as a transfer point between bus routes on Huntington Avenue, The Fenway, and Ruggles Street.

  • CT2 Sullivan Station - Ruggles Station via Kendall/MIT
  • CT3 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Andrew Station via B.U. Medical Center
  • 8 Harbor Point/UMass - Kenmore Station via B.U. Medical Center & Dudley Station
  • 19 Fields Corner Station - Ruggles Station via Grove Hall and Dudley Station
  • 39 Forest Hills Station - Back Bay Station via Huntington Avenue
  • 47 Central Square, Cambridge - Broadway Station via South End Medical Area, Dudley Station and Longwood Medical Area
  • References

    Museum of Fine Arts (MBTA station) Wikipedia


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