Thursday, January 17, 2013

Depot Street Train Station Improvements

The MBTA confirmed Tuesday that it will begin planned improvements on the Depot Street commuter rail station this spring.

Mark Boyle, the T’s assistant general manager of development, said the town had asked for cosmetic upgrades in and around the building, but he determined that a porous roof has to be replaced first.

"This (project) relates to a request from the town and a conversation I had with the town administrator," Boyle said. "The council is seeking the MBTA’s support and action on making improvements to the building. "We have to stop the leaks," he added.

That portion of the project will go out to bid in February. And when the weather breaks — ideally sometime in April — work will commence.

The stop, located at 75 Depot St., will remain active through construction, Boyle said.

"The station will never close," he said. "But we will make every effort not to have to close the building."

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