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2/2/2016



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MBTA debuts accessibility improvements to South Acton Station


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) last week held a ceremony to mark the recent opening of a new commuter-rail station in Acton, Mass.

The South Acton Station now includes train-length, accessible high-level platforms, as well as new enclosed overhead walkways over the tracks, a train approach warning system, elevators, new canopies, passenger shelter and several other improvements, MBTA officials said in a press release.

Additionally, the station will be equipped with closed-circuit television video surveillance cameras and police emergency call boxes.

The South Acton Station is the most heavily used station on MBTA's Fitchburg Line, agency officials said. It's one of three stations that have been rebuilt along the line.

Each will be fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.



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