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MBTA Govt Center StationThe MBTA Government Center Station will be closed beginning on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for two years while crews reconstruct the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility.  The station will reopen in spring 2016.

Public presentations regarding the Government Center Project were previously held at six separate locations in and around the Boston area. Additional upcoming public meetings include:

  • March 11, 2014. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 20 Maverick Sq, East Boston.
  • March 13, 2014. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Boston.

The Government Center Station Improvements Project will combine improvements to the Green Line Station, Blue Line Station, and Cambridge Street/Government Center Plaza that will bring the station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Green and Blue Line Station improvements will include a new head house structure as the primary entrance, raised platforms to provide accessible boarding of the Green Line trains, new elevators from the street to the Green Line level as well as from the Green Line level to the Blue Line level, new escalators, expanded fare collection area, and other mechanical, security, lighting and interior improvements. The project will also include reconstruction of Cambridge Street and a portion of City Hall Plaza in the vicinity of the Station to provide accessible paths of travel to the station.

Travel Impact

During the station closure beginning on March 22, both Blue and Green Line trains will pass through Government Center Station but will not stop there. If your trip usually included Government Center Station, please allow an additional ten to fifteen minutes for your travel.

The recommended path of travel for Green Line customers desiring access to the Blue Line is to travel to Haymarket Station and transfer to the Orange Line toward Forest Hills (southbound). Customers should transfer to the Orange Line at State Street Station for Blue Line connections. The recommended path of travel for Blue Line customers desiring access to the Green Line is to travel to State Street and transfer to the Orange Line toward Oak Grove (northbound). Customers should then transfer at Haymarket Station for Green Line connections.

To learn more about the project including walking directions to other stations and follow the project during construction, please visit the project website:

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