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Aquarium Station Floodproofing

New plank system for flood control at an entrance of Aquarium Station.
  • Contract awarded: August 2020
  • Project completed: March 2021
  • Budget: $1,735,097
  • Status: 100% construction complete

Between August 2020 and March 2021, we installed floodproofing barriers around four entrances to Aquarium Station on the Blue Line. Crews installed this equipment to make the station more resilient against the risk of flooding during severe weather.

Crews added floodproofing infrastructure to four different locations around the station:

  • Aquarium Station head house and elevator
  • West Station head house at Market Place Center
  • Southwest Station head house
  • Long Wharf emergency kiosk

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Why We Did This Work

Given its proximity to Boston Harbor, Aquarium station could be at risk for flooding during storm surges. These barriers will improve station resiliency and prevent service disruptions during severe weather.

When Boston experiences severe weather, our crews will monitor the station’s flooding status and install additional aluminum planks if extra floodproofing is needed.

Contact Information

Please send any questions or comments to Arthur Gillis at agillis@MBTA.com.

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects