Celebrating the reopening of Wollaston Station


BROGADIR. HE’S LIVE IN QUINCY. WHAT YOU GOT, JOSH? JOSH: WELL, DOUG, IT’S BEEN OPEN
SINCE MID-AUGUST TO RIDERS, BUT
LEADERS HAD A SPECIAL CEREMONY
TODAY TO DEDICATE THE WOLLASTON
T STATION AND IT’S ACCESSIBILITY
TO ALL. ANNE JOHANSEN: IT WAS SOMEHOW MY
FATE TO BE THE THIRD WHEELCHAIR
ON THE RIDE, BEHIND THE AXLE,
WHICH IS LIKE A WHOLE DAY AT
SIX FLAGS EVERY FIVE MINUTES. AND I WAS JUST GETTING RATTLED
TO DEATH
JOSH: ANNE JOHANSEN LIVES JUST A
BLOCK FROM THE WOLLASTON MBTA
STATION IN QUINCY, BUT SHE GOT
DRIVEN TO BOSTON, BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T NAVIGATE THE STAIRS TO
GET ON THE RED LINE TRAI
ANNE: IT’S ABOUT TIME. WE ARE READY FOR THIS. WE’VE GOT PLACES TO GO AND WE
NEED TO HAVE A WAY TO GET THERE. JOSH: SHE NOW DOES. WITH THE CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUT
ON THE OFFICIAL REOPENING OF THE
$36 MILLION WOLLASTON STATION,
PART OF THE T’S $8 BILLION 5
YEAR CAPITAL PROJECT, EVERY STOP
ALONG THE RED LINE NOW ALLOWS FULL ACCESS TO PEOPLE IN WHEEL
CHAIRS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO
REQUIRES ELEVATORS AND
ESCALATORS TO MAKE THEIR WAY
AROUND. ANNE: I’M ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES,
I’M HERE TO SEE IT. AND I’M THRILLED. JOSH: AS FOR THE REST OF THE RED
LINE, SPECIFICALLY THE JFK/UMASS
AREA THAT’S SEEN DELAYS FOR
MONTHS AFTER PROBLEMS ALONG THE
TRACKS? GOVERNOR BAKER: I ACTUALLY RODE
OUT ON IT THIS MORNING AND DEALT
WITH THE DELAY THAT TAKES PLACE
AT THE JFK STOP. I THINK IT’S ANTICIPATED BASED
ON CONVERSATIONS I’E HAD WITH
PEOPLE ON THE T THAT THEY EXPECT
IN OCTOBER THEY’LL BE BACK ON
WHAT I’D DESCRIBE AS A
TRADITIONAL SCHEDULE JOSH: AND SPECIFICALLY, GOVERNOR
BAKER SAYS A SIGNIFICANT PIECE
OF WORK ON THE SIGNAL BOXES

Maurice Vega

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