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Forest Hills Station Improvements

Updated on January 4, 2019

Riders wait for buses under the new upper busway canopy at Forest Hills (January 4, 2019)

About the Project

Timeline: Ongoing
Status: Planning


We’re making major improvements at Forest Hills Station, which serves customers using the Orange Line, Commuter Rail, and bus.
Work is being done alongside the Casey Arborway Project, which includes several enhancements at Forest Hills, including:

  • Expansion of upper busway 
  • Installation of large busway canopy 
  • Improved busway entrances and exits
  • A new station entrance on other side of Casey Highway that will lead to the station platform
  • Pedestrian and bicycle path from Washington Street, past the station, and along the Arborway


Forest Hills busways will be easier to navigate:

  • New elevator and stairs between upper and lower busways, so passengers don’t need to enter station for transfers
  • Improved busway entrances and exits onto Washington Street, for better traffic flow

Learn about the bus lane on Washington Street to Forest Hills

People with disabilities can more easily access the station:

  • Accessibility upgrades to lobby restrooms
  • Additional stairway handrails and installation of stair treads
  • Accessibility upgrades to lobby entrance doors

Customers feel safer and more comfortable in the station:

  • Replacement of three station elevators
  • Updated wayfinding signs
  • Repairs to lobby floors

More safety features on the Commuter Rail platform:

  • Rebuilt platform edge 
  • Installation of tactile warning strip
  • Two-way communications system that can be used for general assistance or in an emergency

Service Alerts

Check Forest Hills Station alerts

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