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Elevator Accessibility Upgrades

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An accessible elevator at Government Center station


Design contracts awarded: Summer 2020
Total value of design contracts: $34 million
Status: 30% design complete

Elevator Replacements and Renovations

To provide greater accessibility and convenience to riders, we plan to renovate or replace 27 elevators in nine stations. These improvements will provide the following rider benefits at each station:

  • Full accessibility
  • Greater safety
  • More reliable elevator service
  • Improved pedestrian circulation and wayfinding
  • Enhanced customer experience

These nine projects are in various stages of design and funding approval.

Elevators under design

Elevator improvements are currently in the design stage for the following stations:

Learn about the MBTA’s system-wide accessibility improvements

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

Accessibility on the MBTA

Learn more about accessibility on each mode of transit, and the work we're doing to make the MBTA accessible to everyone.

Learn more

Arlington Station

Download the Arlington station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

We’re upgrading Arlington station to make it a fully accessible facility with better bus and pedestrian connections. Improvements will include a reopened and fully accessible Berkeley Street entrance.

Broadway Station

Download the Broadway station 30% design presentation 

Project status: 30% design

We’re planning accessibility upgrades to Broadway station that include a new headhouse with two new elevators. The modernized station will be fully accessible and provide improved bus and pedestrian connections.  

Chinatown Station

Download the Chinatown station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

Our plans to provide full accessibility to Chinatown station include upgrades to lighting, security, and communication systems, and improved bus and pedestrian connections.

Davis Station

Download the Davis station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

We’re planning accessibility and amenity upgrades to Davis station in Somerville’s Davis Square. This station will be fully accessible and will feature multiple elevators for more dependable service, as well as improved bus and pedestrian connections.  

Jackson Square Station

Download the Jackson Square station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

We’re upgrading Jackson Square station to provide an additional elevator and improved station navigation. This modernized and fully accessible station will also offer improved bus and pedestrian connections.

Massachusetts Avenue Station

Download the Massachusetts Avenue station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

Our planned accessibility upgrades will make Massachusetts Avenue station fully accessible. Improvements will include a new elevator, easier station navigation, and better bus and pedestrian connections.

North Station

Download the North Station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

Our accessibility upgrades to North Station will include a pedestrian bridge in addition to two new elevators. The fully accessible station will also offer improved bus and pedestrian connections.

State Station

Download the State station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

Our planned upgrades to State station include a new elevator and better lighting, security, and communication systems, and enhanced station navigation. A fully accessible State Street station will also offer improved bus and pedestrian connections.  

Sullivan Square Station

Download the Sullivan Square station 30% design presentation

Project status: 30% design

Our planned upgrades will make Sullivan Square station fully accessible, with easier navigation and improved bus and pedestrian connections.  

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For all questions and comments related to these accessibility improvements, please email ElevatorProgram@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

Accessibility on the MBTA

Learn more about accessibility on each mode of transit, and the work we're doing to make the MBTA accessible to everyone.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects

Recent Accessibility Updates

View all project updates