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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced late last week the Codman Yard expansion and improvements project's construction contract has been advertised to bid.
The upgrades to Codman Yard, where Red Line cars are stored and maintained, will increase capacity, improve reliability and boost service quality for Red Line riders, MBTA officials said in a press release. The expansion project is part of the overall Red Line Transformation initiative.
The yard currently has 16 storage tracks that can hold up to 70 vehicles. The project would add six new storage tracks, allowing the yard to hold more than 100 cars. Other upgrades include replacing the inspection pit, the Ashmont Station double crossover, vehicle wash, lighting and power throughout the yard to make it fully functioning.
"Our plans to improve and expand Codman Yard increase capacity, site security, and safety, and decrease overall noise," said MBTA Chief of Capital Transformation Angel Pena. "As we strive to provide our riders with a more reliable system and the best quality of service possible, these advancements will help us achieve that goal."
The MBTA expects to award the contract this summer and begin construction by fall, with project completion in fall 2025, officials said.