On November 15, 2021, 2 new fully accessible stations opened on the B branch of the green line. The two new stations are located at Babcock Street and Amory Street. Construction on the project began in March 2021 and was finished several months ahead of schedule due to seven weeks of accelerated work. To read more about the project, you can visit the MBTA page.
- “The consolidation of St. Paul St and BU West stations into Amory Street station
- The consolidation of Babcock St and Pleasant St stations into Babcock Street station
- Longer, 225-foot platforms to accommodate the future fleet
- Accessible boarding at both stations
- Two accessible exits at both stations
- Security and reliability upgrades to trains and stations”
Green Line Goals
This station consolidation meets three of the goals outlined by the MBTA in their Green Line Transformation plan:
- Addressing demand: This project will make trips down Commonwealth Avenue faster and more reliable for riders.
- Accessibility: New raised platforms are compatible with low-floor vehicles to ensure that all riders have access to the service.
- Customer experience: The new stations feature benches, shelters, and safety features.
The station consolidation will also improve “traffic and pedestrian safety in the Boston University Neighborhood.”