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Government Center T Station Closing for Two Years This Weekend

March 22 is the first day of the closure to renovate, update the aging station.

Credit: MBTA
Credit: MBTA

Boston’s Government Center T Station will close for two years Saturday, as part of the MBTA's $90 million project to renovate the station located at City Hall Plaza.

The MBTA expects the station to reopen in the spring of 2016, construction expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of that year.

Visit the MBTA’s website for all details of the project, as well as informatoin on how this will affect your commute >>

The project aims to bring the station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) agreement, according to the MBTA. Current access to and from the station is provided by stairways and escalators.

Trains will run through the station without stopping during the closure, and as part of the rebuilding, the MBTA will run a special bus route will stop at Government Center, Haymarket and State Street stations, according to Boston.com. Bowdoin Station, additionally, which is usually closed on weekends and after 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, will remain open every day and close daily at the same time as other station.
Julie the Jarhead March 20, 2014 at 03:56 PM
I hope part if the renovation is a second egress. Government Center is a death trap waiting to happen.
francis soyer March 20, 2014 at 04:19 PM
The project will be paid for by stealing money from the registered and licensed drivers who once again will take it up the keester. Two years ago the Massachusetts Department of Transportation took $51 Million from inspection sticker fees from the registry and gave it to the MBTA. Now they are raising the stickers from $29 to $35 and jacking up license renewals from $50 to $60. The taxpayers already subsidize the T. Why do we have to take another hit. The roads and bridges are falling apart, gas taxes were raised, and the state took in an extra $500 Million. Let the MBTA be self-sufficient or can it! Privatization would work well. A private company wouldn't pay fare collectors $80,000 + benefits and a 100% retirement at 40 years old!
K. March 20, 2014 at 05:14 PM
I'm sure this project will finish ontime and within budget. I'm kidding. I anticipate at least a 100% overrun.
joseph mcgruff March 21, 2014 at 09:14 AM
It's not like their building the Empire State Building...I mean geez, that took a year and 45 days...

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