Work on the Four Corners/Geneva station will include the construction of new high-level platforms with detectable warning strips, new canopies, access ramps, passenger shelters, electronic message signs and pedestrian-friendly walkways.
"Construction of a brand new commuter rail station in Dorchester represents an historic milestone in the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to increasing transit options for commuters most in need of public transit service," said MassDOT Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan.
Amenities at the new station will include closed circuit television (CCTV) video surveillance cameras, police emergency call box systems, public telephones and an off street drop-off/pick-up area at both the Washington Street and Geneva Avenue entrances. The project is expected to be completed in 2012.
Launched in 2005, the Fairmount Commuter Rail Rehabilitation Project continues to transform the nine-mile long corridor, which is the only commuter rail line located exclusively in the City of Boston and extending from South Station through Dorchester and Hyde Park.
With an investment of $37 million in state funds, Phase I of the project is complete including the rehabilitation of Upham's Corner and Morton stations; the reconstruction of three bridges; the implementation of new interlocking; and the de-leading and painting of neighborhood bridges. Phase II includes the design and construction of four new stations at Talbot Avenue, Blue Hill Avenue, Newmarket, and Four Corners/Geneva. Learn more about MBTA commuter rail service.