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See Accelerated Red Line Work We Completed During a Full Service Shutdown

Updated on August 20, 2020

A construction crew working on the Red Line platform at Quincy Adams Station.

From June 18 – July 1, we shut down service on the Red Line to allow for accelerated work on Red Line Maintenance and South Shore Garages projects. As part of this work, crews are replacing track and rail ties, repairing the concrete at Quincy Adams Station as well as replacing an elevator.

Thank you for your patience as we work towards building a better T. 

Work We’ve Completed

During the thirteen-day Red Line shutdown, crews continued to make progress on these 2 major renovation projects. To date, we've:

  • Overhauled all fare gates at Quincy Center Station.
  • Removed and replaced 3,000 wood rail ties.
  • Reconstructed the truck pad at the Watertown maintenance facility.
  • Installed new signal cabling along the northbound tracks.
  • Completed 300 LF of full track replacement. 
  • Resurfaced/retamped the tracks from Braintree Station to Quincy Adams Station.
  • Trimmed back tree overgrowth along inbound tracks.
  • Installed a new fire alarm device above the Quincy Adams subway platform.

Learn more about the work we’ve already completed

Related Updates

Building a Better T 2020

This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.

Learn more about this work

Related Projects

A crew works on track replacement at Downtown Crossing during the November 15 – 17, 2019, weekend shutdown.

Red Line Maintenace Work

We’re working to keep the tracks in good repair and support new Red Line vehicles coming into service.


Rendering of the renovated garage Braintree station

South Shore Garages Project

We're completely rehabilitating the Braintree Station and Quincy Adams Station parking garages to bring both into a state of good repair.

Building a Better T 2020

This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.

Learn more about this work

Related Projects

A crew works on track replacement at Downtown Crossing during the November 15 – 17, 2019, weekend shutdown.

Red Line Maintenace Work

We’re working to keep the tracks in good repair and support new Red Line vehicles coming into service.


Rendering of the renovated garage Braintree station

South Shore Garages Project

We're completely rehabilitating the Braintree Station and Quincy Adams Station parking garages to bring both into a state of good repair.