Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"Much of the platform will become a construction zone" at South Station

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest to Franklin Line commuters
"The tens of thousands of commuter rail and bus riders who pour through South Station every day will soon have a more complicated course through the terminal.

Construction zones will go up in and around the station and platforms as work begins this month on a 51-story tower above the railbed area where passengers board trains. Over the coming months, the open area in front of the platforms will slowly be cordoned off, as workers build an extension of the loading zone over a portion of the rails, according to detailed construction plans the Massachusetts Department of Transportation posted on a new website late Friday.

Construction zones will also be set up along the Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street side entrances to the platform areas, and work will begin on an expanded bus terminal.

By July, work will be in full swing, and passing through the station will be a very different experience."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/11/construction-zones-coming-soon-south-station-platforms/EFN7GJkEFViUaBpkZgScxI/story.html?

Rendering of the final expanded outdoor concourse area. (image from https://southstationairrights.com/)
Rendering of the final expanded outdoor concourse area. (image from https://southstationairrights.com/)
Additional info on the MA DOT project page    https://southstationairrights.com/

South Station Construction Sequence video  https://youtu.be/zm3JNciahIM


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