Discussion: Will Construction of the New Train Station Cause More Problems Than Fix?
Construction on the 18-month project has begun in South Acton.
The MBTA's 18-month South Acton train station project has begun.
It is part of a $277 million state and federal investment, the Boston 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.
Residents living or commuting through that part of town can expect an increase in traffic as construction vehicles make their way through.
So, Acton Patch wants to know: Do you think this project will create more issues than solve?
Tell us in the comments section below.