Rail

MBTA opens $17M rail station on schedule, on budget

Posted on March 12, 2019

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.
Photos courtesy MBTA
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.
Photos courtesy MBTA
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.
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.

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Las Vegas moves forward with first underground people mover

Approved a contract with Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. to design and construct a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center.

California sues to prevent withholding of high-speed rail funds

Filed in federal court in San Francisco, the suit claims the U.S. DOT lacks authority to withhold the $929 million it was due.

WMATA pulls 3000-Series trains after door malfunction

The incident, which happened after the train left the station on Sunday afternoon, was captured on video by a rider.

Keolis honored for building diverse workforce, supporting community

Efforts include launching a program in 2016 to provide college and workforce training scholarships to 25 graduating high schoolers.

NYCT installs automatic train control on Queens rail line

Tech provides optimal acceleration, braking and cruising speeds, providing more regular and evenly spaced service, and faster trips.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation