South Station always bustles with crowds of travelers, and the popular new Cape Flyer train has brought additional energy to the Grand Concourse this summer. Thousands of riders have had their weekend journeys to and from Cape Cod eased by riding the rails, instead of fighting the traffic, from South Station to Buzzards Bay and Hyannis.
The MassDOT South Station Expansion Project Team has also been busy, and we are pleased to share our latest progress with you. MassDOT is now evaluating, in detail, multiple alternatives for expanding the station concourse, tracks, platforms, and passenger amenities. We are also developing track, signal, and train movement options for each alternative, while architects are creating design concepts to improve customer movement, access, safety, and comfort within an expanded station.
Meanwhile, the MassDOT blog offers snapshots of South Station past and present, recalling a golden era in sports when the Boston Red Sox traveled exclusively by train and highlighting the many summer destinations that can be reached from South Station.
Finally, as autumn approaches, look for MassDOT South Station Expansion Project Team members who will be on hand at South Station to answer your questions and hear your ideas for the expanded station. Our August sessions will be:
- Wednesday, August 21 from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
- Thursday, August 22 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
As always, stay tuned to the project website for the latest news and features, such as a look at other Great Train Stations of the World that, like South Station, have faithfully served the traveling public since the nineteenth century.
South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set
Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open