MBTA sets date for 20-month Wollaston station closure: Jan. 2 – The Patriot Ledger

Comfortable New 12 months!

QUINCY – The MBTA will ring within the new 12 months by shutting down Wollaston station Jan. 2.

The T on Monday introduced for the primary time a date for the beginning of the deliberate 20-month closure of the Pink Line station.

The T additionally introduced that beginning on Sunday, Nov. 12, the Pink Line will cease operating between the North Quincy and Braintree stations after 9 p.m. Sunday by means of Thursday.

That’s to make the $33 million venture occur as effectively as doable, the T mentioned.

Because the Wollaston station venture strikes ahead, there can be 18 weeks scattered all through the following two years when busses utterly substitute Pink Line trains for the 5 stations south of the Neponset River. The T didn't present dates for these weeks, however mentioned they may start in February.

When trains are operating, they may proceed by means of Wollaston station with out stopping. The T will function shuttle busses from Wollaston, which can hold most of its parking out there, to North Quincy and again.

The impending closure has triggered a lot consternation amongst locals. Folks from the Wollaston space have come out to earlier group conferences to oppose the closure particularly in gentle of the work being carried out across the similar time to the opposite 4 stations on the road in Quincy and Braintree, saying that the T ought to discover a technique to hold the cease open even when the work finally ends up taking longer.

The T and native officers have mentioned that doing so can be costly and pose a security danger.

Work will proceed after the station reopens, and it has already began on each side of it on the underground infrastructure.

The major motive why the T is constructing a brand new Wollaston station is to make it handicap accessible. proper now it’s the one heavy-rail station that's not. The T says the venture may even align the station with trendy constructing codes and can enhance the drainage within the space.

T officers will maintain a group assembly at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 within the Quincy Central Center Faculty auditorium, 875 Hancock St. Anybody who needs to ask questions or voice considerations is welcome to attend.

– Sean Cotter covers Quincy for the Ledger. He could also be reached by e mail at scotter@ledger.com or by telephone at 617-786-7049. Just like the Ledger web page on Fb to comply with extra South Shore information.

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MBTA sets date for 20-month Wollaston station closure: Jan. 2 - The Patriot Ledger