Newton Commuter Rail Accessibility Improvements
We’re planning accessibility upgrades at 3 Commuter Rail stations in Newton on the Worcester Line that are in disrepair and not accessible to people with disabilities.
- Contract awarded: Consultant contract awarded August 2019
- Projected completion: 2024
- Project cost: $46 million
- Status: Design
This work includes constructing fully accessible, high-level platforms on Track 1 at each station and accessible pathways to each platform. The design could accommodate construction of accessible platforms on Track 2 at each station in the future.
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.
- Sloped walkway access from the sidewalk to the platform
- Sloped walkway access from the parking lot to the platform
- Connection from street drop-off area to the platform
- Stair and elevator access from the sidewalk to the platform
- Stair and ramp access from the Washington St parking lot to the platform
- Sloped walkway access from the Webster St parking lot to the platform via a pedestrian underpass
- Stair and ramp access in 2 locations from the sidewalk to the platform
Other features include:
- Tactile stripping
- Bicycle racks
We'll also address the MBTA’s reliability and modernization needs at each station, including track and signal upgrades.