Transit Projects

Accessibility Upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations

The MBTA procured design engineering services for accessibility upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations as part of the Systemwide Modifications.

On May 5, 2010, the MBTA Board awarded the design contract (A46PS01) to SEA Consultants, Inc. (dba Kleinfelder SEA).  The 15% design was completed on September 7, 2011 for the Wollaston Station and on September 21, 2011 for the Symphony Station.  Work was completed on the 15% design for the Hynes Station on March 3, 2013. 

The scope of the design services for the accessibility upgrades includes:

Symphony Station:

Work included conceptual (15%) design services to make the Station accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Massachusetts State Building Code and all relevant accessibility codes, including adding elevators, modifying platform stairs, walls, benches, doors, restrooms, signals, adding detectable warnings in conformance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) along platform edges and signage.  In addition, the Project will provide accessible paths to the elevators and Station platform.

Hynes Station:

Work included preliminary design studies for making Hynes Station accessible.  The preliminary investigation of possible site locations for elevators provided information used to assess feasibility and determine a preliminary cost for a future construction contract.  The deliverable was a schematic design (15%) report for Hynes Station.

Wollaston Station:

Work includes design services to make the Station ADA and the Massachusetts State Building Code compliant.  The design will address adding elevators, modifying platform stairs, walls, benches, doors, restrooms, signals and add detectable warnings in conformance with ADAAG along platform edges and signage.

In addition, the design services will include an accessible path to the elevators and the Station platform as well as provide drainage improvements to mitigate flooding problems in the lobby.  A 30% design is expected in the first half of 2014.