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MBTA Wollaston Station to Close for Almost 2 Years

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    The MBTA Wollaston Station in Quincy, Massachusetts, will be closed for a major overhaul beginning Monday.

    The work on the station will begin on Jan. 8 and is expected to last approximately 20 months.

    During the closure, the station will become modernized and code-compliant, according to MBTA officials, who say the Red Line stop is the only one that is currently non-ADA-accessible.

    During the closure, Red Line trains will continue passing through Wollaston Station without stopping. The T will also be operating shuttle bus service to transport customers between Wollaston and North Quincy Stations in an effort to allow continuous use of the station’s parking lot. 

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    MBTA officials say the parking spots will be reduced from 538 to 423 during the construction project. 

    Red Line service on Sundays through Thursdays between North Quincy and Braintree Stations have been replaced with shuttle buses from 9 p.m. through the end of service.

    Real-time locations of these buses will be available on the MBTA website beginning Jan. 7 at 8 p.m.

    The T will be accepting Zone 1A fares at Quincy Center for those customers desiring to board the commuter rail with valid passes or tickets accepted through the duration of the project. In anticipation of the increase in Commuter Rail riders, additional seating capacity will be made available on the Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville Lines.

    Other upgrades to the station include brand new elevators, additional customer paths, upgraded stairways, new bathrooms and more lighting. The construction value of the project is estimated at $33 million.

    For more information on the Wollaston Station Improvements Project, commuters can visit the MBTA's project website.

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