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Love in the Air- Even at South Station! Posted on Jan 7

Love in the Air- Even at South Station!

With the December holidays now behind us, it is time to look ahead to a new year and new celebrations. This time, we’re honoring Saint Valentine – that mischief-maker who encourages thoughts of love, hand-holding, chocolate, and roses on February 14. We are looking for   …Continue Reading Love in the Air- Even at South Station!

New South Station Boosts Job Growth Posted on Dec 13

New South Station Boosts Job Growth

MassDOT and the MBTA need to expand Boston South Station to make room for more trains and more passengers.  But why are additional trains coming into town, and where are their riders going? There are a number of answers to these questions, but one stands   …Continue Reading New South Station Boosts Job Growth

Engineering a New South Station Rail System Posted on Dec 2

Engineering a New South Station Rail System

At the turn of the last century, South Station included 28 tracks, as seen in this view of the tracks and original train shed in 1904 (photo courtesy Detroit Publishing Company).  18 of the original tracks were demolished during the construction of the Post Office   …Continue Reading Engineering a New South Station Rail System

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning Posted on Nov 15

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Expecting a crowd at your place for Thanksgiving?  Consider the job of the people who manage the transportation cornucopia that is Boston South Station, where 10 modes of transportation and more than 100,000 travelers and other visitors converge on a normal weekday. Thanksgiving week is   …Continue Reading South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Planning for South Station Expansion Posted on Nov 1

Planning for South Station Expansion

Posted By Katherine Fichter As the Manager of the South Station Expansion project, I recognize the importance of exchanging information with other transportation professionals around the country who are turning similarly large and complex planning projects into realities. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend   …Continue Reading Planning for South Station Expansion

South Station: Weaving Past and Future Posted on Oct 18

South Station: Weaving Past and Future

When its Summer Street doors opened to the public on New Year’s Day 1899, South Station was considered one of the largest and most luxurious train stations in the world.  At its opening, the terminal boasted 28 tracks for passenger trains as well as passenger   …Continue Reading South Station: Weaving Past and Future

South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S. Posted on Oct 4

South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S.

Boston claims many firsts, including the nation’s first public park, school, library, and of course, subway system, which opened in 1897. But, first chapel located inside a railroad terminal? It’s true. Our Lady of the Railways Chapel opened in South Station on February 21, 1955.   …Continue Reading South Station History: Chapel a 1st in U.S.

South Station Expansion: Online Questionnaire Available Posted on Sep 18

South Station Expansion: Online Questionnaire Available

MassDOT’s South Station Expansion Team supports Car-Free Week and is working to make car-free travel easier every week by planning a major expansion of Boston South Station.  The planned expansion will include more tracks for more trains; larger platforms and waiting areas for passengers; and   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Online Questionnaire Available

Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22 Posted on Aug 19

Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22

South Station always bustles with crowds of travelers, and the popular new Cape Flyer train has brought additional energy to the Grand Concourse this summer.  Thousands of riders have had their weekend journeys to and from Cape Cod eased by riding the rails, instead of   …Continue Reading Visit South Station Expansion Team August 21-22

When the Sox Arrived at South Station Posted on Jul 19

When the Sox Arrived at South Station

When a Major League Baseball team travels by train today — say, a short Amtrak trip from Philadelphia to Washington or a longer ride from Boston to New York — the novelty makes headlines. Players sometimes even don vintage hats in homage to a bygone   …Continue Reading When the Sox Arrived at South Station