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Wollaston Station closes for 20-month renovation

The Wollaston MBTA station. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Wollaston Station closes Monday, beginning nearly two years of reconstruction as the T renovates the only handicapped-inaccessible stop on the Red Line, a MassDOT official said.

Commuter rail trains will bypass the aging station with free shuttle buses replacing service between North Quincy and Quincy Center for the next 20 months, according to a statement from spokeswoman Lisa Battiston.

The Wollaston parking lot will be open but reduced to 423 spaces.

Shuttles will replace Red Line service between North Quincy and Braintree stations after 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays in connection with the Wollaston work, according to the statement.

“Wollaston will be transformed into a modern, fully accessible facility, making the entirety of the Red Line 100 percent accessible,” Battison said.


The project, which will also add new drainage and flood control infrastructure, is expect to cost $33 million.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.