Needham Heights is a regional rail station and terminus of the MBTA Commuter Rail Needham Line, located in the Needham Heights neighborhood of Needham, Massachusetts. It opened around 1860 as an infill station on the New York and Boston Railroad. The station is fully handicapped accessible.
On June 1, 1853, the Charles River Branch Railroad was extended from Newton Upper Falls into Needham as the first stage of a line to Dover and beyond. The railroad was not able to follow its original plan to go through the East Village, Needham's historical center, because one landowner refused to sell; instead, it was routed to Great Plain station in Great Plain Village further to the east. A station at Highlandville was added around 1860, by which time the line was under control of theNew York and Boston Railroad.