MBTA has announced that the Green Line’s Brookline Hills Station, closed since April 2021, has reopened. While the station was closed to accommodate Brookline High School’s Expansion Project, the MBTA made some renovations and much-needed accessibility improvements to the D branch station. Completed work includes raised platforms for accessible boarding, accessible pedestrian track crossings and access pathways, new canopies, seating, lighting, wayfinding, and a pickup and drop-off location for The RIDE.
The new accessible Brookline Hills Station is now open.
In September 2019, work began in the vicinity of Brookline Hills Station. Funded by the Town of Brookline, the work at Brookline Hills was done in conjunction with the construction of a new school campus building that will span over the Green Line D Branch. Construction at the station was also able to be accelerated due to track outages used to complete the D Branch Track and Signal Replacement project. The station closed in April 2021 with trains bypassing the station in both directions to finalize station upgrades. While Brookline Hills is open and providing accessible service as of last weekend, adjacent site work and building finishes will continue to progress for the remainder of the project.
As part of Capital Transformation, this project aligns with the Green Line Transformation (GLT) team’s D Branch Station Accessibility Improvements project. Future improvements will be made at Waban, Eliot, Chestnut Hill, and Beaconsfield Stations, creating a safer, accessible, and more reliable experience for all Green Line riders. Along with improvements made at Brookline Hills and Newton Highlands, this project will allow the D Branch to become fully accessible to riders of all abilities.
-via Press Release