Government Center T Stop Closing- September 2013
The Government Center subway station is scheduled to shut down for two years starting in the late summer or early fall of 2013 for an estimated $90 million project to renovate and rebuild part of the busy station at City Hall Plaza, MBTA officials said.
The station is used by more than 11,000 commuters on weekdays, and MBTA officials say they will provide buses to alleviate the inconvenience while the station is closed.
Walking Bostonian, a local blog, took notes at last week’s public meeting regarding the closure and its impact to commuters. A full summary of the notes may be found here but here are some items that will affect the University commuinity. They are:
The “total closure” alternative they claim saves 18 months and $20 million. They project an additional 9-10 minutes of travel time for all passengers who were using the station and are now diverted.
- The Blue Line Bowdoin station will be open full-time on a trial basis: they will monitor usage and decide if it is worthwhile
- The Green Line “B” and “D” service will terminate and loop at Park Street station, except during the off-peak when service on the “D” branch will be sent further to turn back at North Station.
- As a result of the shorter trip-time, a single train in service on the “B” branch will be shifted to bolster the “C” branch instead.
- There will be a shuttle bus that loops between Haymarket, Bowdoin and State
Further information regarding this project may be found here on the MBTA’ s website.