South Station Boston Announces Eight-Week Red Line Escalator/Stair Closure Due to Construction
Red Line Stair Closure from February 1 to March 31, 2014
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity Office announces the MBTA Red Line Escalator/Stairwell will be closed at South Station from February 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014. In the past two months, work has been underway at South Station to ready it for planned infrastructure improvements, renovations and a new CVS/Pharmacy. This escalator and stair closure is necessary in order to complete construction on schedule. Signage and information for re-routing commuters and travelers will be available throughout the station.
During this period, there will be additional engineering and security personnel on site to assist as needed. Dates may move pending weather delays and unforeseen conditions. The traveling public will be notified via signage, flyers and other information available at the South Station Information Booth.
South Station is located in the heart of Boston’s major business district and serves as the major downtown commuter rail station. It is a hub for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, metro Boston’s public transportation system, and a main stop for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Service. It is estimated that 130,000 travelers pass through South Station each day.
Equity Office is one of the largest commercial property owners in New England with more than 9.5 million square feet of space in the region, and with a portfolio encompassing approximately 70 million square feet of Class A office space under management in superior locations throughout the country. Equity Office is an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, a pre-eminent global equity firm providing significant financial strength and long term stability.