Wollaston Station Improvements
Updated on May 28, 2019
About the Project
- Timeline: 2017 – 2020
- Status: Construction
Major accessibility improvements, state-of-the-art safety features, and parking lot site improvements are some of the enhancements to be made during the project renovating Wollaston Station as part of the $911 million investment committed to improve the South Side Red Line.
Currently the only non-ADA-accessible station on the Red Line, Wollaston will be transformed into a modern, fully accessible facility, making the entirety of the Red Line 100% accessible. The estimated construction value of the Wollaston Station Improvements is $33 million.
- 3 brand new elevators
- 2 new escalators
- Additional customer paths to/from the new station, including 2 additional stairways
- New bathrooms
- Energy-efficient lighting
New electrical, fire protection, security, flooding mitigation, and site utility upgrades will be made to support the accessible improvements.
Wollaston Station is currently the only station on the Red Line that is not accessible to people with disabilities. In addition, it no longer meets safety, flooding, or operational standards.
The existing station can’t be repaired. Instead, it will be demolished and replaced.
Closing the station reduces service disruptions, construction timeline, and costs, and it’s safer for the riding public.
During construction, trains will bypass Wollaston Station but continue to stop at all other stops along the Red Line.
Free shuttles replace train service between North Quincy, Wollaston, and Quincy Center stations.
Other alternatives include:
For the cost of a subway fare, you can take the Commuter Rail between Quincy Center Station and South Station. Subway and Zone 1A monthly passes are accepted. Just show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to the conductor.
Please note: If you are taking the Commuter Rail from Quincy Center outbound to Greenbush, Quincy Center is Zone 1. This ensures you get the lowest interzone fare.
We invite you to review the documents presented to the Fiscal Management and Control Board throughout the Wollaston Station Improvements project.
Update During Wollaston Station Construction (March 20, 2019)
Update During Wollaston Station Construction (Dec. 12, 2018)
Update During Wollaston Station Construction (Sept. 19, 2018)
Update During Wollaston Station Construction (June 20, 2018)
Update During Wollaston Station Construction (March 28, 2018)
Service During Wollaston Station Construction (Nov. 15, 2017)
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