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Forest Hills Station is a station on the MBTA Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street.

Forest Hills is the southern terminus of the Orange Line. It serves nearby residential neighborhoods and is also a major bus transfer station with connections to 14 routes. Commuter trains on the MBTA's Needham Line line also serve the station.

The adjacent Arborway Station was the terminus of the Green Line "E" Branch until 1985, when service on the "E" branch was cut back to Heath Street, supposedly "temporarily" (for 21 years now). As of 2006, Green Line service to Arborway has not been restored, but is still shown on a few old maps in certain MBTA stations, and plans by the MBTA are underway to restore service to Arborway. Restoration of Green Line trolley service to Arborway is part of remidiation for the Big Dig, but the MBTA has been reluctant to restore the service. [1]


Several small retailers are located in the station, including a donut/coffee shop, newspaper stand and florist. During warmer months a farmer's stand is set up. In addition the station features an MBTA Police substation.

206 park and ride parking spaces are available on the station grounds.


The station is surrounded by large parks, to the north of the station is Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, one end of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks. To the south is the {{Wikipedia reference|Forest Hills Cemetery]] and Franklin Park. The station also marks the beginning of the linear Southwest Corridor Park.


The station was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and opened on May 4, 1987. Constructed of brick, steel and glass, the architecture is meant to reflect the greenhouses of the surrounding parks. The station clock tower has become a local landmark.


The station is fully wheelchair accessible.

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