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Newton Commuter Rail Accessibility Improvements

Commuter Rail train passes through Auburndale Station

We’re planning accessibility upgrades at 3 Commuter Rail stations in Newton on the Worcester Line that are in disrepair and not accessible to people with disabilities. 

Currently, stairways lead to low-level boarding platforms on Track 2 at Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville stations. 

  • Contract awarded: Consultant contract awarded August 2019
  • Projected completion: 2024
  • Project cost: $46 million 
  • Status: Design

Project Features

This work includes constructing fully accessible, high-level platforms on Track 1 at each station and accessible pathways to each platform. The design could accommodate construction of accessible platforms on Track 2 at each station in the future.

Aerial-view rendering of proposed fully accessible side platforms serving Track 1 at Auburndale, West Newton, and Newtonville Stations

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Other features include:

  • Benches
  • Canopies
  • Tactile stripping
  • Bicycle racks

We'll also address the MBTA’s reliability and modernization needs at each station, including track and signal upgrades.

Contact Us

For all queries and comments related to Newton Commuter Rail Accessibility Improvements, please contact NewtonCR@mbta.com.

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more