MBTA’s Wollaston Station Now Handicap Accessible

Wollaston MBTA Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

(Gov. Charlie Baker/Twitter)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday marked the official completion of the MBTA Wollaston Station in Quincy.

The station was closed for about 20 months as the MBTA made improvements, and was opened about three weeks ago. Now, the station is handicap accessible.

 

Gov. Charlie Baker and other top officials attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The re-opening of Wollaston Station is a milestone in our efforts to building a better MBTA for customers and riders, as the entire Red Line is now fully accessible,” Gov. Baker wrote on Twitter.

 

Those who fought to make it more handicap accessible got their chance to check out the changes on Monday.

Anne Johansen needs a power-wheelchair to get around. She was among the loudest voices to reach state lawmakers and the MBTA.

“To have the station closest to me be completely inaccessible to me was a real disappointment,” Johansen said.

Along with new elevators and ramps, there are new entrances, more stairways, and a way for riders to cross the tracks.

“I’m really excited to see it all,” Johansen said.

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WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

 

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