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Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, {{Wikipedia reference|Boston, Massachusetts]], USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit service. In addition to the Silver Line it serves the 1, 8, 14, 15, 19, 23, 28, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 66, 170, and 171 bus lines.

HistoryEdit

Dudley Station formerly served Orange Line trains on the Washington Street Elevated, with two elevated streetcar loops and addition service on the ground level.

The Boston Elevated Railway opened the Washington Street Elevated on June 10, 1901, terminating at Dudley. Many streetcar routes that had operated to downtown, some into the Tremont Street Subway, now terminated at the loops at Dudley, where cross-platform transfers were available to elevated trains.

The el was extended south on November 22, 1909, reaching its maximum distance, Forest Hills. The loop allowing trains to return downtown from Dudley was kept, and a new southbound platform was added (as both original platforms were on the northbound track).

Over the years, streetcar service to Dudley was replaced with buses.

Trains last ran to Dudley on April 30, 1987, and the relocated Orange Line opened on May 4, 1987. The old station sat untouched for a while, but was eventually torn down and replaced with a simpler surface-level station, with busways oriented east-west. The Silver Line, the MBTA's replacement service for the Washington Street Elevated, officially replaced the 49 bus route on July 20, 2002, and has run between Dudley and downtown ever since.

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