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Red Line’s Wollaston Station in Quincy to reopen in August

Stop has been closed since January 2018 as part of a larger MBTA effort to upgrade Quincy and Braintree stations

Wollaston Station before it closed for repairs.
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The Red Line’s Wollaston Station in Quincy is expected to reopen in August following more than 18 months of repairs designed to modernize it and make it more accessible to riders with physical challenges.

An exact reopening date is not yet known, but the move will mean that Red Line trains no longer bypass the stop and that the station’s users will no longer have to rely on shuttle buses, commuter rail, or other methods of transportation.

The reopening comes, too, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority intensifies efforts to repair its way out of the aftershocks of a Red Line derailment in early June north of Wollaston Station.

As for the $36 million repair project there that started in earnest in January 2018, it’s part of a larger $1 billion maintenance and renovations effort along the Red Line south of Boston, including Quincy’s four stations. The effort includes an overhaul of the route’s automated signal system, per the Patriot-Ledger’s Erin Tiernan.

The work, too, has involved demolishing Quincy Center Station’s parking garage, constructing a new one at North Quincy, and renovating the ones at Braintree and Quincy Adams stations.