Riverside (D) Green Line in Newton

Where can I go?

  • Red Sox games, Symphony Hall, downtown, medical centers.
  • Transfer to other subway lines to get to countless other destinations.

Tip: when there’s a Red Sox game, trains can be crowded. Leave early.

There is sometimes busing on the parts of the Green Line during track repairs. You can check the MBTA website for service alerts.

Where are the closest stations?

Eliot and Newton Highlands are the closest to Needham. The Green Line D Information Page lists the stations. Scroll down and click on the station for information on location, number of parking spaces, accessibility, bus connections, etc.

What are the fares?

See the MBTA Fares Overview for price and transfer information, including one-way tickets and different kinds of passes. Note that reduced fares are available for eligible customers. Children age 11 and under ride for free.

#59 bus
Charlie Card




How do I pay?

CharlieCards or CharlieTickets are the best options for paying fares. See Green Needham’s Charlie Card/Charlie Ticket page for more information on how to get them. Cash on board is accepted on buses and street-level trolleys, however it will hold up the line. If using cash, try to use exact change. If you overpay by less than 50 cents you will not get change back.

Questions about the Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket?


Where to Park: In Newton, there are small outdoor MBTA lots at Waban, Eliot and Chestnut Hill stations (no MBTA lots at Newton Highlands or Newton Center). Woodland Station has a parking garage with plenty of spaces – although may fill up for Red Sox games. Riverside has a large outdoor lot.

Price: $6 weekdays at Woodland and Riverside ($9 at Eliot); all are $3 on weekends.

  • For parking you must pay electronically with the PaybyPhone system (download the app or call the number posted at the station and follow the prompts). See more details. Monthly parking passes are available.
  • Don’t want to bother with an account? If you are not a regular commuter or would prefer not to sign up for PayByPhone, an invoice notice will be mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner for every day the vehicle is found unpaid in the parking lot at the end of each month. The invoice will include a $1 surcharge for each day of unpaid parking in addition to the parking fee. Payments can be made online, by phone, or via mail.

Tip: Finding a weekday parking space at Waban, Eliot or Chestnut Hill can be tough after rush hour. Woodland has a large garage with good availability during the day, and Riverside has a big outdoor lot.

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