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MBTA gears up for Wollaston Station accessibility improvements

Rendering of the improved Wollaston Station.
Photo – MBTA

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in late December will close its Wollaston Station on the Red Line to complete accessibility improvements.

The stop is the only Red Line station that doesn't comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Planned upgrades include new elevators, additional lighting, improved stairways and new bathrooms.

In addition, crews will carry out electrical, fire protection, security, and flood mitigation improvements. The estimated construction value of all the improvements is $33 million, MBTA officials said in a press release.

The station will be closed in late December and re-open in August 2019. The renovations are a major part of a series of signal, rail and other infrastructure upgrades along the Red Line.

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