Orient Heights Station
The Orient Heights Station Project made the station fully accessible to all passengers and made other large scale improvements to modernize the station.
The station was originally constructed in 1952 and deteriorated over the years. The construction work included the installation of a new overhead pedestrian bridge, installation of four elevators and two escalators, new mechanical and power systems, a renovated Train Operations Building, new platforms, and improvements to the bus access areas. This work was necessary to comply with ADA regulations to provide accessibility to all MBTA patrons as well as to comply with current state codes and MBTA standards.
The Station was designed by AECOM USA, Inc to be consistent with MassDOT’s “GreenDOT” policy. The MassDOT Board of Directors authorized the award of the contract to Barletta Heavy Division (BHD) in October 2011. BHD was issued a Notice to Proceed (NTP) on December 7, 2011.
Orient Heights Station was closed to MBTA patrons from March 2013 through November 2013 to support construction activities. The Station was fully opened for customer use on November 26, 2013.