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MBTA Wedgemere Station Reopens, June 6, 2013MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today joined elected officials and community members in reopening the Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station in Winchester.  Located along the Lowell Commuter Rail Line, the station improvements enhance accessibility for all customers with new ramps, platforms, and parking lot upgrades. 

“In reopening Wedgemere Station, the MBTA is showing how we move forward in helping to provide better service for our customers.  This project highlights the MBTA’s commitment to expanding access to our system for people throughout the Commonwealth,” said General Manager Beverly Scott.  “Projects like these speak to the overarching MassDOT priorities of customer service and safety, as well as our goal of having accessibility system-wide.”

The $2.2 million Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station project has been funded through an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act federal stimulus grant.  Federal funds allowed for the design and installation of two new mini-high platforms and two accessible ramps that lead to the platform from the public way.  The funds also supported parking lot and lighting improvements. 

The improvements at Wedgemere station were made possible in part thanks to Winchester resident Jean Batty, who worked closely with the MBTA, Federal Transit Administration and local officials to secure funding so that her entire family, including her son Theo, who uses a wheelchair, could have access to the MBTA system.

The Town of Winchester was a key partner with the MBTA throughout this project.  The design of the accessible elements reflects the collaboration between the Town and the MBTA.

Safety remained a priority throughout construction, with no major reportable accidents. The station remained open throughout the project.

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