Downtown Crossing station

Subway station in downtown Boston

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Downtown Crossing
Northbound Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing station, December 2018.JPG
A northbound Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing in 2018
LocationSummer Street at Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′19″N 71°03′38″W / 42.35536°N 71.06068°W / 42.35536; -71.06068Coordinates: 42°21′19″N 71°03′38″W / 42.35536°N 71.06068°W / 42.35536; -71.06068
Owned byMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Line(s)Washington Street Tunnel
Cambridge-Dorchester Tunnel
Platforms2 side platforms (Orange Line)
2 side platforms (Red Line)
Tracks2 (Orange Line)
2 (Red Line)
ConnectionsBus transport MBTA bus: 7, 11, 501, 504, 505, 553, 554, 556, 558
Via Winter Street Concourse to Park Street: Bus transport MBTA bus: 43, 55, 191, 192, 193
Construction
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 30, 1908 (Orange Line)
April 4, 1915 (Red Line)
July 24, 2002 (Silver Line)
Previous namesWashington (Red Line, 1915–1987; Orange Line, 1967–1987)
Winter–Summer (Orange Line, 1908–1967)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2019)24,074 (weekday average boardings)[1]
Services
Preceding station MBTA.svg MBTA Following station
Chinatown Orange Line State
toward Oak Grove
Park Street
toward Alewife
Red Line South Station
toward Ashmont or Braintree
Boylston
toward Nubian
Silver Line Terminus
Chinatown
One-way operation

Downtown Crossing station (often known as DTX[2]), is a rapid transit station located in the Downtown Crossing retail district in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is the junction of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Orange Line and Red Line, and is one of four "hub stations" on the MBTA subway system. Downtown Crossing is also a major bus transfer location serving 13 MBTA bus routes, including one Silver Line route.

Downtown Crossing station is two levels deep. The upper (Orange Line) level, which opened in 1908, stretches from Temple Place to Franklin Street under Washington Street. The lower (Red Line) level, which opened in 1915, reaches from Washington Street to Chauncey Street under Summer Street. Downtown Crossing is the second busiest subway station in the MBTA network (behind only South Station), with an average of 24,074 entries per weekday in FY2019.[1] The Winter Street Concourse (opened in March 1979) allows access to the Green Line at Park Street without leaving the common paid area.

  1. ^ a b "A Guide to Ridership Data". MassDOT/MBTA Office of Performance Management and Innovation. June 22, 2020. p. 6.
  2. ^ "MBTA Capital Acceleration Coordination: Capital Programs Committee". Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. September 11, 2019. p. 10.

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