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Chelsea Commuter Rail Station

A boring machine and Commuter Rail car outside of Chelsea Station

The current Chelsea Commuter Rail station, on the Newburyport/Rockport Line at Arlington Street in Chelsea, is inconvenient for transfers to other modes, is not accessible to people with disabilities, and is in disrepair.

We're building an all-new, fully accessible Commuter Rail station next to the final SL3 stop in Chelsea. It's expected to open in 2021, providing easy transfers to the Silver Line and a quick trip to or from Downtown Boston.

  • Contract awarded: May 2019
  • Projected completion: Fall 2021
  • Budget: $37.7 million
  • Status: Construction

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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Project Features

A rendering of the new Chelsea Commuter Rail Station, with a full view of the platfrom from afar
A rendering of the new Chelsea Commuter Rail Station, with a full view of the platfrom from afar

When complete, the new station will connect the Newburyport/Rockport Line to the SL3.

What to Expect During Construction

Construction, which began in August 2019, includes utility work and drilling new foundations for the station platform and canopy. We recently replaced the railroad crossings at Eastern Avenue, Third Street, and Everett Avenue in Chelsea, as well as Second Street in Everett. Current work includes installation of the station platform and canopies and upgrades to the rail signal system.

Upcoming Impacts in Chelsea and Everett

Additional work for summer 2020 is being planned. Once confirmed, we will update this page with any impacts that may affect riders and residents. Check back here or sign up for emails below.

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Contact Us

For all questions and queries related to Chelsea Commuter Rail construction, please contact ChelseaStation@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

Recent Updates

View all project updates

Related Projects

Route 111 Bus in a roundabout in Chelsea, during summertime

Chelsea Regional Transportation Improvements

Together with MassDOT and the City of Chelsea, the MBTA is working to make transportation more efficient, dependable, and equitable.


The new Eastern Ave Station

Silver Line 3

The SL3 went into operation in 2018, and travels through Chelsea and East Boston to Logan Airport, the Seaport District, and South Station.