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Mass. Transportation Department board OK’s Brighton rail station plans

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The state Transportation Department’s board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans for new commuter rail station in Brighton, which New Balance will pay to build and then operate for at least the first decade after the station opens.

The station will sit next to an area where the shoe company is building a massive, $500 million development project.

The station plan, unanimously recommended by the finance committee of the state Transportation Department’s board of directors last week, was unanimously approved by the entire board on Wednesday.

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