Plans for New Allston Transit Stop Are Back on Track

Next stop: Allston’s coming “West Station.’’
Next stop: Allston’s coming “West Station.’’ –John Blanding/The Boston Globe

Allston will be the home of a new $25 million MBTA commuter rail station, Massachusetts officials said in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

In front of a backdrop of a commuter rail, transportation officials announced more details of the $260 million dollar I-90 Allston Interchange Project and the new transit stop, tentatively named “West Station.’’

The Commuter Rail stop will be built at the Beacon Park Yard, and the potential stop will be along the MBTA’s Worcester Line.

One-third of the transit station’s $25 million cost will be covered by Harvard University, and the state will pay for another third, Patrick said. (The Beacon Park Yard is partly owned by Harvard.) The final third payer is not immediately clear, and officials did not comment when The Boston Globe asked if Boston University would pay for it.

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The plan to build West Station was included in a previously released MassDOT map of the future, but it was delayed in May because of budget-related issues.

Construction on the transit station and wider project is expected to be completed by 2020, MassDOT secretary Richard Davey told The Boston Globe.

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