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Winchester Center Station Accessibility Improvements

A rendering shows what Winchester Station will look like after accessibility improvements, with a new elevator, station signage, people in the parking lot, as viewed from the from the Aberjona parking lot.

Due to safety concerns, Winchester Center station was closed for repairs in 2021. The station—which had not had a major update since the 1950s—was in a state of disrepair and did not meet current accessibility standards.

We are giving the station a complete renovation that will include structural repairs to improve safety, accessibility, and station capacity. We have demolished the old Winchester Center station and are beginning construction on a new station this spring. 

  • Construction contract awarded: 2021
  • Construction start: Spring 2022
  • Projected completion: Spring 2024
  • Status: Construction

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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Project Features

To bring Winchester Center station up to date and make it accessible, we will install new high-level platforms that allow for easy boarding. The platforms will also accommodate longer, nine-car trains to increase station capacity. Additional updates include the following:

  • Reconstructing access ramps and adding new elevators for better accessibility
  • Upgrading canopies, signs, railings, and lighting for safety and security
  • Adding benches, bike racks, a public address system, and other amenities for comfort and convenience
  • Updating walkways, sidewalks, and parking lot areas

Service Alerts

During construction, Winchester Center station on the Lowell Line will be closed until further notice. Because trains will not be stopping at the station, riders should consider Wedgemere as an alternative. On-site preparation for construction will begin during the week of March 28, 2022.

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Downloads

We invite you to review documents related to the Winchester Station Accessibility Improvements project. To view public meeting documents, please use the meeting links in the Past Events section above. You can find links to downloadable documents on the event pages. 

Frequently Asked Questions (Compiled from a public meeting held November 21, 2019)

Winchester Center Station Accessibility Improvements: Construction Update (March 28, 2022)

Contact Us

For queries and comments related to Winchester Station Accessibility Improvements, contact WinchesterStation@mbta.com. For construction-related questions or concerns, please contact the construction hotline at 781-218-9717.

Recent Updates

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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

Recent Updates

View all project updates