Chinatown is an MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets, roughly at the northwestern corner of Boston, Massachusetts' Chinatown neighborhood.
The station serves the neighborhood and is also a transfer point for Silver Line buses on the Washington Street section of the line.
The station originally opened in 1908. Before the 1987 renovation and re-routing of the Orange Line it was named Essex, after Essex Street, which Boylston Street comes near this station. Until 1967, one platform was named Essex and the other Boylston (not to be confused with the nearby Boylston station on the Green Line).