MBTA to Close Wollaston Station in Quincy for Improvements Project

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced that in the beginning of 2018, Wollaston Station in Quincy will be closed for a major overhaul.

The work on the station will begin on Jan. 2 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.

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

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.

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

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 12, Red Line service on Sundays through Thursdays between North Quincy and Braintree Stations will be replaced with shuttle buses from 9 p.m. through the end of service.

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

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