ELEVATOR REPLACEMENTS AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER AND ANDREW STATIONS
On December 16, 2008 the MBTA authorized design services for the elevator replacements at Tufts (formerly New England) Medical Center and Andrew Stations.
Design services to complete the bid documents were suspended in February 2010 because of impending Code changes and updates to the MBTA Design Standards and Specifications. The design services resumed in August 2011 and will incorporate the revised Code requirements and the MBTA updates into the design program.
Bid documents are scheduled to be completed in the Fall 2012. The construction duration is expected to be 16 months, starting in the late Winter 2013 and completed by Spring 2014.
The Stations will remain open during the construction phase with replacement bus services for customers requiring elevators to access the Orange and Red Line services at Tufts and Andrew Stations, respectively.