Construction on South Action Station Begins
Project should take about 18 months to complete.
A temporary platform has been installed in South Acton to start the new train station project that is expected to take 18 months to complete, the Boston Globe reports.
Work is expected to begin next fall on the new outbound platform. The reconstruction of an off-site parking lot will take place in the winter of 2014, and the entire project will be done in the spring of 2014, under the state’s timetable.
The MBTA project is part of a $277 million state and federal investment, the Globe reports, which will run along the 50-mile corridor of the Fitchburg line. That line is deemed the longest and slowest among the oldest and least reliable rail routes.
The future station is a two-platform design. The platforms will be raised to be level with the floors of the train cars. There will be entrances on both the Maple Street and parking lot sides, and a bridge with stairs and elevators to cross between them. A building on each side will provide a small amount of shelter. In addition, canopies will cover a portion of the platform.
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