As regular riders of the MBTA Blue and Green lines probably already know — much to their excitement, or consternation — the Government Center T station is closed for a major $90 million two-year renovation. Trains will still pass through the station, but riders won't be able to get on or off as the total overhaul is underway. So, if you're headed to Logan Airport — take the Silver Line.
Government Center station is 110 years old, one of the oldest in the MBTA network. It's last major renovation was a half century ago. Just before the station closed Saturday, Meghna got a tour with MBTA project manager Dan Beaulieu and he showed her how the T plans to bring the old Government Center stop into the 21st century.
- "The MBTA’s Government Center station is shutting down, and not for a short time either. Beginning on Saturday, the normally bustling station will be closed for about two years for a major renovation that will include a new entrance, new platforms and a larger fare collection area.
- "MBTA Government Center Station will close up shop tomorrow for two years so construction crews can update the facility. However, the T's General Manager Beverly Scott said, the closure will pay off in the long run."
This segment aired on March 24, 2014. The audio for this segment is not available.