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MBTA sets May opening for New Balance commuter rail station

The new stop, located next to New Balance’s $500 million headquarters (above), brings the commuter rail back to Brighton after more than 50 years. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/File

A $20 million train station in Brighton is scheduled to open in May, bringing commuter rail service back to the Boston neighborhood after more than five decades.

Stephanie Pollack, the state’s transportation secretary, announced the opening of the Boston Landing station on Monday at the MBTA’s weekly board meeting. The new stop, which is on the Worcester-Framingham line, is located next to New Balance’s $500 million headquarters, which includes the Boston Bruins’ new practice facility. In a unique partnership with the MBTA, New Balance agreed to pay for the station.

The station was originally scheduled to open in 2014. In May 2015, officials said the station would open in the fall of 2016.

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The station will stand next to the Massachusetts Turnpike, which decades ago led to the closure of three Allston-Brighton commuter rail stops. Transportation advocates hope the MBTA will also build a new commuter rail station in Allston.


Nicole Dungca can be reached at nicole.dungca@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ndungca.