T sets date for Wollaston station closure – The Patriot Ledger

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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 Thursday.

That’s to make the $33 million challenge occur as effectively as attainable, the T stated.

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

When trains are operating, they'll proceed by Wollaston station with out stopping. The T will function shuttle busses from Wollaston, which is able to hold most of its parking obtainable, to North Quincy and again.

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

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

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

The important 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 isn't. The T says the challenge may even align the station with trendy constructing codes and can enhance the drainage within the space.

T officers will maintain a neighborhood 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 issues is welcome to attend.

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

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T sets date for Wollaston station closure - The Patriot Ledger