The Daily Free Press reports a contractor is expected to begin work soon to build two new Green Line stations along Commonwealth Avenue that will replace four current stops.
The $29.3-millon project will eliminate the current St. Paul Street, BU West, Babcock Street and Pleasant Street stations and replace them with two new stations: One just west of the current BU West stop and one between the existing Pleasant Street and Babcock Street locations. The stations are expected to open next year.
By eliminating two stops, the Green Line will go a bit faster between BC and downtown. But in addition, the new stops will be longer than the current ones - which will allow for three-car trains to stop there - and be designed to allow people in wheelchairs to use them.