Utility and Grade Crossing Work Progresses at Chelsea Commuter Rail Station
Updated on July 20, 2020
We’re building a fully accessible Commuter Rail station next to the current SL3 stop in Chelsea. The new station will provide a direct connection between the Newburyport/Rockport Line and the Silver Line.
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.
Crews began preparing for foundation work in Fall 2019. During two weekends in June 2020, we closed several local roads in Chelsea and Everett to allow crews to work on upgrades at four intersections.
As part of this work, crews:
- Replaced the railroad crossings at Eastern Avenue, Third Street, and Everett Avenue in Chelsea, as well as Second Street in Everett
- Began upgrading the rail signal system at these intersections in coordination with the City of Chelsea and City of Everett
- Installed concrete canopy walls and overhangs for the new platforms
Work on the rail signal system will continue through this summer. Check the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station project page for updates on the work schedule and any associated detours.