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MBTA Copley Station Ribboncutting, October 29, 2010 MBTA General Manager Rich Davey today joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino to celebrate the $61 million modernization of Copley Station, located on the MBTA's Green Line. Copley Station is now fully accessible and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Opened in October 1913, Copley has undergone renovations over the years but today's modernization represents a key investment to improve the station's accessibility.  In 2006, the MBTA announced renovations to Arlington, Copley, and Kenmore stations to upgrade for accessibility and general station maintenance. Copley station is the last station to be renovated with two brand new elevators, two new glass entrances, a new escalator, and restoration of the historic wrought iron inbound headhouse located adjacent to the Boston Public Library.

Additional renovations include raised platforms to accommodate low floor Green Line vehicles, two new emergency egresses, and new Automated Fare Collection equipment in each entrance. Surface area restoration includes upgrades to sidewalks, landscaping, curbs, and historic granite elements in front of the Boston Public Library.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that certain key stations in the transit system be accessible to all persons with disabilities.  The MBTA Key Station Plan, which was approved by the Federal Transit Administration, includes 80 key stations that must be in compliance with ADA guidelines. Today, 77 MBTA key stations are in compliance including Copley.

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