Back Bay


North America, United States, Suffolk County

Back Bay Station, located at 145 Dartmouth Street, between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, is a train station in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. The present building was designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Wood. It is serviced by Amtrak, featuring Acela Express and regional trains, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) with access to Attleboro/Providence and Framingham/Worcester, Needham and Franklin commuter rail lines and the Orange Line. There is also a daily Amtrak train (Lake Shore Limited) to Chicago and access to local bus service. Back Bay Station opened May 4, 1987 as part of the Orange Line's Southwest Corridor project and was dedicated by Governor Michael Dukakis. It replaced the 1899-built and 1929-rebuilt former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad station of the same name, of which some remnants can still be found at the eastern end of the present station facilities. As Amtrak's Downeaster trains to Maine do not depart at Back Bay or South Station, travelers that wish to make a connection via subway are advised to disembark at this station and take the Orange Line to North Station, which is where Downeaster service terminates.