Orient Heights is the main station on the blue line that has maintained some of the architectural details of the lines legacy 1952 opening along the right of way of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, with cream colored almost cinderblock walls along the platforms and in some of the surrounding MBTA buildings. The stop has two side platforms that are connected with an enclosed overpass with just stairs for access and a fence running down the middle separating the two directions along both the overpass and the single staircase up to. The stop is wheelchair accessable but those passengers must use nearby streets to cross the tracks. Each platform has its own separate bank of fare gates (the outbound also has a few high exit turnstiles). The inbound platform entrance is along a bus loop with a small T employee only parking lot off of Bennington Street. The outbound platform leads out to more bus stops to a street alongside the entire platform.
All photos taken on 27 June, 2011
Last Updated: 2 July, 2011