Post Content

MBTA sciencepark_stationMassDOT 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.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update posted on Oct 30

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

RMV: Promise to Customers posted on Oct 28

RMV: Promise to Customers

Today, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue offered a 10 point promise to RMV customers. The reimagining effort comprises current, ongoing and future initiatives that the RMV has in development to better the Registry experience.   …Continue Reading RMV: Promise to Customers

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett posted on Oct 28

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett

MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass with All-Electronic Tolling now in place on the Tobin Bridge and expanding statewide within the next two years. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass throughout the Fall season. The E-ZPass Van schedule   …Continue Reading November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett