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D Branch Station Accessibility Improvements

A Green Line train at the Waban station. The entire platform and tracks are visible
Waban Station, pictured above, is one of four stations we’re making improvements to (March 2021)

We’re making accessibility improvements at four stations on the Green Line D Branch—Waban, Eliot, Chestnut Hill, and Beaconsfield.

Along with ongoing projects at Brookline Hills and Newton Highlands, this project will make the D Branch the first fully accessible branch on the Green Line.

  • Preliminary design contract awarded: February 2020
  • Projected design completion: Spring 2022
  • Budget: $8.7 million
  • Status: 30% Preliminary design

As part of the Green Line Transformation (GLT), this project meets the following goals:

  • Accessibility: Raised platforms, accessible pathways, and accessible parking spaces
  • Customer experience: Improved wayfinding and lighting, new benches, and call box for information and emergencies

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’re Doing This Work

The Waban, Eliot, Chestnut Hill, and Beaconsfield stations currently have several barriers to accessibility:

  • Platforms are not at an accessible height for boarding
  • Track crossings are not accessible
  • Significant barriers exist for riders with disabilities

These upgrades will improve accessibility and modernize the stations.

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Contact

For all questions and comments related to D Branch Accessibility Improvements, please contact the Green Line Transformation team at GLT@mbta.com.

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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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This project is one of many we're working on to ensure twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.

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