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MBTA opens new commuter-rail station

The nearly $17 million commuter-rail station officially opened to passengers Feb. 26 after a two-year construction prior that began in 2017.
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), state and local officials yesterday marked the opening of the new Blue Hill Avenue commuter-rail station Boston.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak in cutting the ribbon on the nearly $17 million station yesterday. Construction began in 2017. The station has been open to passengers since Feb. 26.

The Blue Hill Station marks the completion of MBTA’s $130 million investment into the Fairmount Line which runs through the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park. The investment also included two  other stations that opened in 2012 and 2013, bridge replacement and rail and tie replacement work. 

“The completion of Blue Hill Avenue Station will provide improved access to economic and educational opportunities for those that reside in communities along the entire Fairmount Line corridor,” Baker said in a press release. “Investments like Blue Hill Avenue Station are part of our administration’s work to improve reliability and service for riders across the system.”