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Natick Center Station Accessibility Improvements

Rendering of the station elements, viewed from the platform

The MBTA’s Natick Center Commuter Rail Station ranks in the top 25% of busiest Commuter Rail stations. We’re renovating the station to improve rider experience and bring it into compliance with updated accessibility standards.

  • Contract awarded: November 2019
  • Projected Completion: 2022
  • Budget: $36.2 million
  • Status: Construction

Rider Benefits

  • Improved multi-modal connections
  • More accessible commute options on the Framingham/Worcester Line
  • Updated amenities for improved rider safety and convenience

Before and After

Pedestrian bridge viewed from North Ave

Pedestrian bridge viewed from the south

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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What to Expect During Construction

Construction for upgrades to the Natick Center Commuter Rail Station began in February 2020. Work is expected to continue through 2022. The station will remain open during construction. 

Construction primarily takes place on weekdays during daytime hours. Limited nighttime work will take place as required. 

Current work includes:

  • Building temporary platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station to allow for the demolition of the old station platforms/canopies
  • Grading access ramps, relocating utilities and upgrading the track beds with heavy coarse stone (ballast)

Trucks carrying the ballast will enter the site during the day via Mechanic Street and along the Cochituate Rail Trail. This ballast will be used to raise the inbound track in early August, with this track work taking place continuously over a full weekend, including overnight.

When work is completed, the station will include 2 new elevators, 2 accessible ramps, 6 stairways, new platform, pedestrian bridge, drainage improvements and bicycle parking.

Construction Schedule (2020 – 2022)

Please note that dates are approximate.

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Natick Center Station Accessibility Improvements, please contact Natick Center project staff at natickcenter@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