MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey and state and local officials celebrated the completion ahead of schedule of the $22 million modernization of Science Park/West End Station, located on the MBTA's Green Line.
Science Park/West End Station is now fully accessible and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Secretary Davey also announced the restoration of Green Line service between North and Lechmere Stations after a six month closure.
“With the support of the Patrick-Murray Administration we remain focused on making smart investments in our transportation infrastructure,” said Secretary Davey. “Ensuring our transportation network is accessible to all in a convenient, user-friendly way is our priority.”
The Science Park/West End Station project includes 80% federal funding with a 20% MBTA Revenue Bond fund match. The project installed two new elevators to provide access from a new street level lobby to the train platforms at the top of the viaduct. The project also enhanced customer service and safety with a new lobby and mezzanine along with enhanced lighting and additional surveillance cameras.
The Science Park/West End Station project began in May 2010 with a 24-month completion schedule but reopened seven months ahead of that schedule. Closing the Station from April 30 to November 1 allowed for the accelerated work schedule.
The Science Park/West End Station project also includes replacement of the platform canopy roof, new elevated platforms, reconstruction of interior and exterior stairs, and upgrades to signage, electrical communications, fire protection and alarm systems. Science Park/West End Station originally opened in 1954 and serves approximately 2,100 customers daily.