State (MBTA station)

State (MBTA station)
MBTA State station Orange Line platform, direction of Forest Hills.jpg
Orange Line platform, direction of Forest Hills
Station statistics
Address 200 Washington Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Coordinates 42°21′31″N 71°03′28″W / 42.3587°N 71.0578°W / 42.3587; -71.0578Coordinates: 42°21′31″N 71°03′28″W / 42.3587°N 71.0578°W / 42.3587; -71.0578
Levels 2
Platforms 4 side platforms (2 on each level)
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened December 30, 1904 (Blue Line)
November 30, 1908 (Orange Line)
Rebuilt April 26, 2011
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MBTA
Formerly Devonshire (Until 1967)
State/Citizens Bank (1997-2000)
State/Aquarium (2004)
Preceding station   MBTA   Following station
Orange Line
toward Oak Grove
toward Bowdoin
Blue Line
toward Wonderland
State (MBTA station) is located in Boston

State, well known as State Street, is a subway station of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, State is the transfer point between the Orange Line and the Blue Line.



Above ground, the station's exits are located between Government Center and the Financial District. This section of the Orange Line subway was built on two levels to accommodate a narrow section of Washington Street, and formerly the two entrances to the station were given separate names, State Street and Milk Street.

From 1997 to 2000, State was renamed State/Citizens Bank in a corporate sponsorship from Citizens Bank, who had recently moved to the area, and hoped to eventually have the name changed to simply Citizens Bank Plaza. The sponsorship failed and the name reverted to State. During the renovation of Aquarium station, during which that station was closed, State was renamed temporarily State/Aquarium until Aquarium reopened.

An unusual aspect of State Street station is the entrance built directly into one of Boston's best-known historic sites, the Old Massachusetts State House. The Old State House entrance to State Street station is in fact the basement of the Old State House, a fact which often confuses first-time tourists and visitors.

In April 2011, an extensive 6-year long renovation of the station was completed, with only minor work remaining.


State Station is fully wheelchair accessible as of 2011.

Bus connections

  • 92 Assembly Square Marketplace - Downtown via Sullivan Square Station, Main Street and Haymarket Station
  • 93 Sullivan Square Station - Downtown via Bunker Hill Street and Haymarket Station



External links

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