Public Meeting on the MBTA Station at Boston College: Nov. 27, 6 pm


Public Meeting on the MBTA Station at Boston College. Originally scheduled for the night that Hurricane Sandy struck will now be held on:

Tuesday, Nov. 27th
6 pm
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 222

Green Line – Boston College Station
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Consultant: Jacobs Engineering
MBTA Project Manager: Curtis Nikitas

This project is part of the Light Rail Accessibility Project. A new center-side platform station will be built on Commonwealth Avenue to provide a higher level of accessibility to all passengers. The station will include a full canopy over the Inbound platform, track relocation, installation of a diamond crossover, a mini-high and two portable lifts, and upgrades to all power, signal and communications systems. The new station will provide for more efficient train operations because the trains will cross the Lake Street intersection and move into and out of the yard with less frequency and the new diamond crossover provides for greater operational flexibility. In addition, the safety of our patrons will significantly improve as they cross Commonwealth Ave. and Lake Street via updated, accessible crosswalks and new traffic signals. Vehicular movements at the intersection will also benefit as a result of less train movements.

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One Response to Public Meeting on the MBTA Station at Boston College: Nov. 27, 6 pm

  1. vonkohorn says:

    I live down the street and walk there all the time, mostly for the restaurants. I also drive through there a lot. It’s a terrible intersection. Driving West, the two lane road disappears into a long stretch with no lane lines and merges into one lane with parking on both sides and a crosswalk. It’s amazing students aren’t being run down.

    Fixing this intersection to improve safety and convenience for pedestrians and improve the traffic flow would be great.

    Boston College should offer to contribute to the expense since this T stop is one of the major connections for them between ‘town and gown’. It wouldn’t be fair for the tax base to cover all the cost when BC is such a large part of the demand.

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