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See Red Line Work We Completed November 15 – 17

Updated on November 20, 2019

A crew member replaces a light fixture at Downtown Crossing as part of the Red Line beautifucation and track work during the November 15 – 17 weekend shutdown

During 4 weekend shutdowns from November 15 – December 15, 2019, we closed sections of the Red Line to work on track replacement and station improvements. These closures allowed us to complete work at Park Street 4 months earlier than planned and at Downtown Crossing 11 months earlier than planned.

This project, in conjunction with slab replacements we’re working on in 2020, will keep the tracks in a state of good repair and will support the new Red Line vehicles coming into service.

We thank you for your patience during these closures.

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Weekend 1: What We Completed

During the first weekend shutdown, our crews replaced 478 feet of track and 460 feet of third rail on Downtown Crossing’s northbound side.

We also:

  • Installed new tactile warning strips on Downtown Crossing’s southbound platform and on Park Street’s northbound platform.
  • Installed new vinyl signs on Downtown Crossing’s northbound and southbound platforms.
  • Filled 2 ceiling voids and repaired stair leaks at Downtown Crossing.

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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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