An inbound train at Fields Corner station in July 2013
|Location||50 Freeman Street|
|Owned by||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority|
|Line(s)||Shawmut Branch (Ashmont Branch)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||MBTA Bus: 15, 17, 18, 19, 191, 201, 202, 210|
|Opened||November 5, 1927|
|Rebuilt||2004–September 23, 2008|
|Passengers (2013)||5,298 (weekday average boardings)|
Fields Corner is an MBTA rapid transit station in Dorchester, Massachusetts. It serves the Ashmont branch of the Red Line. It is located in Fields Corner. It opened on November 5, 1927, serving as the southern terminus of the line for about a year until Shawmut and Ashmont opened in 1928.
In addition to the two rapid transit platforms, one on each side of the line, there were streetcar tracks on each side, with the departing tracks at the north (railroad west) side split into two, and a bus loop under the south (east) track. Free transfers were available between all modes. For buses, a paper transfer was required. The lower-level busway was later closed, and all buses (and trackless trolleys, later discontinued) were routed to the upper level.
In the mid-1980s, the platforms were extended for six-car trains, which were introduced in 1988.
The MBTA issued a $4.3 million design contract for renovations of Ashmont, Shawmut, and Fields Corner stations on May 3, 2001.:24 Shawmut and Fields Corner reached 100% design by January 10, 2003; Ashmont was delayed due to design changes.:25 The MBTA broke ground for the Red Line Rehabilitation Project - a $67 million reconstruction of Shawmut, Fields Corner, and Savin Hill stations - in October 2003. Construction began in March 2004. The renovations changed the layout of the station, with a new fare lobby under the tracks. The new entrance lobby opened on December 22, 2006, making it the final fare-controlled station on the MBTA to be converted to use the CharlieCard-based automated fare collection system. The station renovation was completed on September 23, 2008.
Fields Corner is a major MBTA Bus transfer point serviced by seven routes:
- 15: Kane Square - Ruggles
- 17: Fields Corner - Andrew via Uphams Corner
- 18: Ashmont - Andrew
- 19: Fields Corner - Kenmore or Ruggles
- 191 Mattapan - Haymarket
- 201: Fields Corner Loop via Neponset Avenue
- 202: Fields Corner Loop via Adams Street
- 210: Quincy Center - Fields Corner
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