BROOKLINE — The Town of Brookline and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) are pleased to announce that the Brookline Hills T Station has reopened.
The Brookline Hills Station, which is located near Brookline High School, officially reopened on Saturday, Jan. 8, after it was closed for several months due to renovations.
Renovations feature accessibility improvements, including raised platforms for easy boarding, accessible crosswalks and pedestrian pathways, new canopies, additional seating, enhanced lighting and wayfinding, as well as pickup and drop-off locations for the RIDE.
“This upgrade modernizes the station while giving community members and visitors a more safe, reliable and accessible way to travel,” Town Administrator Mel Kleckner said. “I extend a sincere thanks to the MBTA and to the many people who worked diligently to bring these renovations to fruition, providing a more inclusive and accessible space for riders.”
Renovations were done in conjunction with the Brookline High School Expansion Project. The project included the construction of the brand new high school building at 22 Tappan St. that spans over the Brookline Hills Station. Trains pass through a tunnel underneath the new building.
Renovations to the station were funded by the Town of Brookline. Station construction was executed by the town in cooperation with the MBTA.