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MBTA opens two new elevators in Park Street Station

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  December 21, 2012 01:53 PM

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MBTA officials this week celebrated the opening of two new elevators inside Park Street Station, making the oldest subway station in the country more accessible.

Concluding her first week as general manager of the T, Beverly Scott attended the ribbon-cutting Friday morning, officials said.

In 2006, a settlement was reached in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 individuals and the Boston Center for Independent Living over inadequate accessibility for people with disabilities to MBTA trains and buses.

As part of the settlement, the T agreed to build additional elevators at the heavily traveled stations of Harvard, State, Porter, Downtown Crossing, and Park Street.

Boston is home to the nation’s oldest subway system. Park Street Station opened in 1897, the first of two subway stations to open in the city; the other was Boylston Street Station.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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