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A #71 trolleybus boarding passengers at the start of an inbound trip
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Address Watertown Square, Watertown, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′56″N 71°11′08″W / 42.36546°N 71.18564°W / 42.36546; -71.18564Coordinates: 42°21′56″N 71°11′08″W / 42.36546°N 71.18564°W / 42.36546; -71.18564
Lines Bus transport MBTA Bus: 59, 70, 70A, 71
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Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Watertown Square is the main square of Watertown, Massachusetts, located at the confluence of North Beacon Street and Main Street (US-20), Mt. Auburn Street (MA-16), Pleasant Street, Arsenal Street, and Charles River Road. The Armenian Library and Museum of America is located in the square; Watertown Dam is 1,000 feet (300 m) to the west.

MBTA Bus service

Watertown Square is a minor transfer point for MBTA Bus services. Two routes terminate at a two-lane bus loop that forms the west side of the square; the 71 is one of four trolleybus routes operated from the Harvard Bus Tunnel and a key bus route.

  • 59 Needham Junction - Watertown Square via Newtonville
  • 71 Watertown Square - Harvard Station via Mt. Auburn Street

Two additional routes pass on the north side of the square on US-20; they serve a westbound stop just north of Watertown Square, and an eastbound stop a block to the west.

  • 70 Cedarwood, Market Place Drive, or Central Square, Waltham - University Park
  • 70A North Waltham - University Park via Watertown Square and Central Square, Cambridge

Watertown Yard, located 300 feet (91 m) to the south across the Watertown Bridge, is also a bus transfer point. Trolleybus wires for the 71 run to Watertown Yard, which at times has been used as a depot for the trolleybuses. From June through December 1984, the 71 and 70 short turns were extended to Watertown Yard during reconstruction at the square.

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