Post Content

Grand Central StationBy Kate Fichter,  South Station Expansion Project Manager

As MassDOT prepares Boston South Station for expansion, we invite you to consider other landmark railway stations from around the world.  The South Station Expansion website now features a slideshow of images of some of the greatest train stations – both old and new – to inspire us all as we consider what Boston South Station can be.  The images demonstrate the many ways in which train stations can be destinations in their own right as well as vital transportation hubs.

Many of the featured stations were built at the end of the 19th century, as was South Station. In addition to continuing to play vital transportation functions, they now include shopping centers, hotels, gardens, public amenities, and opportunities for entertainment, as well as many other uses.

Visit http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/25/Docs/trainStationsOfTheWorld.pdf and learn about stations in New York, Toronto, Washington, DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Denver, Berlin, London, Zurich, Antwerp, Malmö, Madrid, Strasbourg, Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Melbourne.

Once you’ve viewed the slideshow, consider how some of these ideas could be incorporated into a new South Station and share your ideas with us!  Please feel free to contact Katherine Fichter at katherine.fichter@state.ma.us and be sure to sign up http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/southstationexpansion/Notification.aspx for project updates.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board posted on Aug 4

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project posted on Aug 3

MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project

MassDOT today announced the launch of a statewide program to retrofit approximately 350 traffic signals on state highways across Massachusetts. As part of the retrofit project, upgraded signal technology will begin installation at seven intersections in Wilmington and three intersections in Tyngsborough. The signal heads   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Project

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team posted on Jul 30

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team

Today, MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced Brian Shortsleeve will serve as the Chief Administrator for the MBTA, working alongside the newly appointed Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), interim General Manager Frank DePaola, who will continue in his current role focusing solely on operations and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team