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Arlington & Copley Stations

Project Highlights:
  • 43 miles of power and lighting
  • 12 miles of communication cables
  • 966 light fixtures
  • 37 security cameras
  • 5 escalators


The Arlington/Copley Station Rehabilitation Project involved the renovation of two MBTA stations to allow handicap accessibility to the Green line. The work included the installation of a new 1200 amp and 800 amp upgrade to the two existing unit substation with all new switchgear, five new elevators, three new escalators, demolition and reconstruction of station platforms, system upgrades and station improvements. This included the addition of 12 fare gates and 12 fare vending machines and 4 new AFC rooms between Arlington and Copley stations along with 23 security cameras.

All work was performed while both stations remained in service for revenue passengers. Coordination with MBTA Green line operations and the City of Boston was key to maintaining
continued unobstructed access to these stations.

A significant aspect to this project was the close proximity of the work to national historic landmarks such as the Boston Public Library, Old South Church and the Arlington Street Church.
One highlight of the renovations was the restoration of the nearly 100 years old historic head house structure to its turn of the century beauty.


Contract value: $8,033,000.