MBTA Selects Contract For Red Line Yard Improvements

The MBTA Board of Directors awarded a construction contract for Codman Yard Expansion and Improvements. As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation will make improvements to Codman Yard that will increase capacity and enhance the overall reliability and quality of service for all riders.

Last month, the Red Line Transformation (RLT) team conducted a bid walkthrough at Codman Yard for builders to observe the site and submit bids. Now that a builder has been selected, plans to begin construction later this year can progress. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be complete by fall 2025.

Not only do yards store and deploy vehicles each day, but they are also used for crews to perform vehicle quality checks and clean the vehicles without disrupting service. Currently, there are 16 storage tracks at Codman Yard that can hold around 70 vehicles. Expanding and upgrading the yard includes replacing the existing tracks and building six new storage tracks, which will allow Codman to hold over 100 cars. Additionally, the inspection pit, the Ashmont double crossover, vehicle wash, lighting, and power will be replaced, providing an expanded, upgraded, and fully functioning railroad yard.

The Codman Yard storage tracks

Before any construction begins this fall, the Red Line Transformation team will hold a public meeting to communicate the expectations for construction prior to the builder mobilizing the site. A date for the public meeting will be announced as construction gets closer.
Capital Transformation follows a holistic approach to transforming the Green, Orange, and Red Lines. The program is aligned by six Levels of Transformation: Improving Safety & Bringing Infrastructure into a State of Good Repair, Enhancing Accessibility, Replacing Legacy Fleets, Increasing Passenger Capacity, Modernizing Rider Experience, and Expanding Service.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: July 20, 2022