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
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
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.
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
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 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
Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager As we think about the future potential of Boston South Station, we can also take the time to celebrate that summer has finally arrived in Boston and that South Station provides a gateway to many seasonal …Continue Reading South Station: Summer Destination Gateway
By Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager As MassDOT prepares Boston South Station for expansion, we invite you to consider other landmark railway stations from around the world. The South Station Expansion website now features a slideshow of images of some of the greatest …Continue Reading Inspiring Railway Stations of the World
Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Over the last six weeks, MassDOT staff have been analyzing public comments received on the Environmental Notification Form for the expansion of Boston South Station. Responses to those comments, as well as detailed technical information, will …Continue Reading South Station: Looking to the Past and the Future
Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Many thanks to everyone who reviewed and commented upon the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the South Station Expansion project. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs received 32 comment letters on the ENF, and …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Environmental Review Advances
We want to hear from you. Connect with us.