State, local, and transit officials were on hand to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Blue Hill Avenue Station.
“The opening of this station reaffirms the MBTA’s commitment to improve public transit in all the communities we serve,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.
Constructed by McCourt Construction for a contract amount of $16.97 million, Blue Hill Avenue Station opened on schedule and on budget after a two-year construction period that began in 2017.
With platform access via entryways at both Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway, the station features:
- An 800-foot, high-level, center-island platform.
- Passenger shelters, canopies, benches, and windscreens.
- Two fully accessible pedestrian ramps.
- Service messaging signage.
- Brand new security equipment.
As the ninth station added to the Fairmount Line, the station is located between Fairmount and Morton Street Stations, and is approximately 6.5 miles from South Station and a quarter mile from Mattapan Square.
The construction of Blue Hill Avenue Station is part of $130 million in Fairmount Line investments. The series of investments led to the opening of Talbot Avenue Station in 2012, the opening of Newmarket and Four Corners/Geneva Avenue Stations in 2013, bridge replacements, and significant rail and tie replacement work. The opening of Blue Hill Avenue Station marks the completion of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.