MBTA Reopens Alewife Station Garage, Repairs Continue After Car Accident

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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The parking garage at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Alewife Station has now partially reopened after a vehicle crashed into it earlier in the week, the MBTA announced on Feb. 7.

The transportation authority is repairing damage caused by the Feb. 4 accident, which involved the car crashing into a concrete barrier and launching concrete pieces onto the station below.

Between Alewife and Davis, shuttle buses have replaced Red Line service and will pick up passengers at Alewife Station’s busway, MBTA said. During operating hours, the transportation authority’s employees and Transit Ambassadors are on duty to help customers and bus shuttle locations are indicated on visible station signage, according to a release. 

MBTA officials are working to resume Red Line service by using the Russell Field headhouse, roughly a two-minute walk from the garage. The T must offer users a safe and accessible pathway before the headhouse can be used, MBTA said. 

To transport commuters to the headhouse, the T is putting up signage and lights along a path and providing customers access through a tunnel beneath the Alewife Brook Parkway, according to a release. 

As updates become available, officials will continue to share information on the status of the Alewife Station and garage, as well as the Russell Field headhouse, according to the MBTA. 

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