On June 5, 2017, a ground breaking was held for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) new Blue Hill Avenue Station on the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line. The ceremony was attended by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve.
“Construction of the Blue Hill Ave. Station is a long-awaited milestone for the Mattapan community,” stated Governor Baker. “Commuter Rail access to and from Mattapan at the Blue Hill Ave. Station will provide faster and affordable access to jobs, educational opportunities, and economic growth along the entire Fairmount Line corridor.”
The Blue Hill Avenue Station, located approximately a quarter mile from Mattapan Square, will feature a center-island platform and two covered pedestrian ramps. The Station’s $16.97 million construction contract was awarded to McCourt Construction in January 2017. The station is expected to open in 2019.
“Blue Hill Avenue Station wouldn’t have been possible without a close working relationship with the neighborhoods we serve,” said Shortsleeve. “We’re excited to provide another public transportation option to the community as we continue our major improvements along the Fairmount Line.”
The construction of Blue Hill Avenue Station is part of a $130 million investment in MBTA’s Fairmount Line.