The MBTA has announced the first public meeting to discuss accessibility upgrades and design for Symphony Station on the Green Line. Symphony is one of the last inaccessible underground stations on the Green Line. This relatively high ridership station and serves many residents in the Fenway. A neighborhood that is home to many elderly and disabled residents, as well as some of the city’s most beloved institutions.
The meeting will discuss early designs for upgrades that will make the station fully accessible for everyone and also yield many other improvements.
Chief of Staff
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Invites you to a
Public Information Meeting
Symphony Station Accessibility Project
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street, Boston MA
As part of the MBTA’s System Wide Accessibility Program, the MBTA is studying how to provide full accessibility to Symphony Station on the Green Line. This study includes the design of four new elevators, along with significant station modifications consisting of raising boarding platforms, new egress points at the platforms, a renovated station lobby, and reconditioning of the currently defunct restrooms.
A team of consultants has been hired to select a preliminary design for the retrofitted station. It includes lead structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti and lead architect DHK Inc, both of Boston. It is anticipated that modifications to the station, associated with construction and final build out, will have an impact on the existing streetscape in the area. The MBTA has allocated approximately $5 million for the design of the station. The construction cost is anticipated to be approximately $45 million, which is proposed to be funded by a Capital Funding Request starting in the 2019 Fiscal Year.
For more information, please contact Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis, the project’s public involvement manager, at email@example.com or by phone at 617-348-3336. The meeting location is accessible. To request language or access accommodations, please contact MassDOT’s director of Civil Rights at 857-368-8580, TTD/TTY 857-368-0603, Fax 857-368-0602 or by email at MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us.
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