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Aquarium Station Floodproofing

New plank system for flood control at an entrance of Aquarium Station.
Barriers have been partially installed around the East Entrance to Aquarium Station.

Between August 2020 and early 2021, we are working to add floodproofing infrastructure to Aquarium Station on the Blue Line. Crews will install new equipment to make the station more resilient against the risk of flooding during severe weather events.

  • Contract awarded: August 2020
  • Projected completion: Early 2021
  • Budget: $1,735,097
  • Status: 99% construction complete

Our team will be working to install floodproofing equipment at four different entrances to Aquarium Station. The station will remain open and accessible for the duration of the construction process.

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Why We're Doing This Work

This work will improve the resiliency of Aquarium Station during severe weather events. Given its proximity to Boston Harbor, Aquarium could be at risk for flooding during storm surges. With the new infrastructure in place, crews will be able to install aluminum planks that provide additional flood protection.

Once this work is completed, our crews will be able to monitor severe weather events and easily install those planks when there is a high probability of flooding. Aquarium Station will be better protected during weather events that may have otherwise caused damages.

When and Where We're Doing This Work

The work at Aquarium Station will last from August 2020 until early 2021. The station will remain open at all times throughout the construction process. Installation of this equipment will require the closure of each station elevator at different times during the work. At least one elevator will be open at all times.

Crews will be adding floodproofing infrastructure to four different locations at the station:

  • Aquarium Station head house and elevator
  • West Station head house at Market Place Center
  • Southwest Station head house
  • Emergency Kiosk at Long Wharf

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

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