The platform at Central Station is closed to passengers until April 27 to allow for upgrades to the station’s infrastructure. Trains are still passing through the station, but are not stopping to pick up or drop off passengers. Crews are working 24/7 to complete this work as quickly as possible.
To keep ETS customers in the loop and provide additional information about the closure and associated work, ETS will provide weekly updates on what work has been completed each week of the closure.
The first week was a busy one for construction crews. Work focused on construction set-up which included disconnecting platform-level devices, the set-up of scaffolding, taping and securing sprinkler heads for protection, the installation of safety hoarding and doors for platform access and the transportation of materials and machinery for construction. Crews also worked to remove all the ceiling tiles at platform level.
As is visible in the photos, the volume of dust, debris, materials, scaffolding and required construction equipment has made the closure of the platform necessary. The removal of the ceiling structure also impacts the emergency lighting system at the platform level, making it unsafe for the public during construction.
Please visit www.takeETS.com/projects for more information about the Central Station closure and major maintenance projects this summer.