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Wollaston Station closes for 20-month renovation

The Wollaston MBTA station.
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.

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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.