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? (June 2023)

  • $2.40 with hard plastic Charlie Card, Charlie Ticket, or cash (cash is only for bus or street level trolleys). For Local Bus, Express Bus, Silver Line, and/or Subway, Charlie Card allows transfer up to two times and pay only the cost of the highest-priced service.
  • Children eleven and under ride free when accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two children for each adult.
  • Fares at 50% discount (and free for the blind/visually impaired) are available for seniors 65+, persons with disabilities, and students, but they need special cards.
  • One-Day ($11.00) and Seven-day ($22.50) passes for bus/subway can also be purchased on Charlie Cards.
  • A monthly bus/subway pass is $90.00.
#59 bus
Charlie Card




How do I pay?

  • Hard plastic CharlieCards are very convenient. Simply add value then tap the card on the fare box or subway gate. The card itself is free and is now available at Back Bay, South Station, Park Street and at most Upgraded Fare Vending machines at subway lines and the Silver Line. Add value with cash or credit card at the fare machines at all subway stations, or online.
  •   Learn how seniors can apply for a new, renewal, or replacement Senior CharlieCard online or by appointment.
  • CharlieTickets can be purchased at fare vending machines at all subway stops. As with the Charlie Card, you can add value to the Charlie Ticket.
  • Cash on board is accepted on buses and trolleys but holds up the line. Purchase a CharlieTicket from the machine, or better yet, have a CharlieCard.
  • Tip: CharlieCards last for years but do have an expiration date which is on the bottom right of the card. Or tap your card at a Fare Vending Machine and use the Card/Ticket Information button to find the expiration date under the general information section of the screen.

Questions about the Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket?


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