MBTA Airport Station (S12CN01)

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Contract Value: $261,899,682
Project Dates: March 2000 – October 2007

This project was a combination of two contracts; the Central Artery Tunnel Project’s (CA/T) Contract C08A1 and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Contract S12CN01.

The work of S12CN01 consisted of construction of the new MBTA Airport Station, including all necessary track, signal and power work; sitework, landscaping, structural work, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical work and foundations.  Upon completion of the new station, the existing Airport Station was demolished.

The new station is arranged to provide enhanced patron service and intermodal transfers for community and airport riders.  Pedestrian and vehicular circulation is coordinated for functional, attractive, and safe access.  Pedestrian entrances are available on both the inbound and outbound sides of the station, connecting to East Boston neighborhoods.  Nearby Memorial Stadium Park, also constructed by Barletta, is linked to the station by a newly landscaped plaza and pedestrian footbridge crossing the railroad tracks.

Features include enlarged fare collection turnstiles, new elevators and escalators, flight status monitor displays, custom curtain walls and entrance systems, decorative metal wall panels, bus canopies, skylights, and escalators and elevators.

Construction of the new longer inbound and outbound Blue Line train platforms to accommodate 6-car trains was also included.

All of the work on this project was completed within the confines of downtown Boston, and all roadways, tunnels, and light rail lines were maintained open to the public during construction.