The MBTA has announced that Government Center Station will be closed beginning in spring 2014 for approximately two years while crews upgrade the station into a modern, fully accessible and safer facility.
Improvements will make Government Center Station accessible for the first time and include new elevators, a new station entrance and lobbies, a new emergency exit-only structure on Cambridge Street between Court and Sudbury Street, new escalators, LED signage, new and expanded fare collection area, upgraded back-up electrical power supply, improved interior finishes, new station lighting, mechanical systems, public address system and a new emergency exit structure on Cambridge Street.
How Will The Closure Affect My Commute?
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 exit 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 exit at Haymarket Station for Green Line connections.
As the early 2014 closure date approaches and to learn more about recommended travel during the closure, please visit the Government Center project web page for the latest updates.
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