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Cabot Yard & Maintenance Facility Improvements
Owner: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Location: Boston, MA
Project Cost: $213 million
Project Type: Rail, Metro & Mass Transit | Procurement Type: Bid-Build
State: Massachusetts | Status: Ongoing
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Red Line vehicles are stored and cared for at the Cabot Yard facility in South Boston, MA. The Red Line fleet will shortly be replaced with 252 new Red Line vehicles.
The Cabot Yard and Maintenance Facility Improvements involve the replacement and upgrade of elements of the existing Cabot Yard and Cabot Maintenance Facility to allow for safe operation, proper maintenance, and reliable service for the augmented vehicle fleet. The Cabot Yard and Maintenance Facility Improvements project when complete will enable train cars to move more efficiently through Cabot Yard. Modernization of the maintenance facility will reduce downtime and increase safety.
The project has two major components:
The first part entails replacing various elements throughout Cabot Yard. Improvements to the track, drainage, traction power, signals, and lighting are included.
The second part focuses on modernizing the 1970s maintenance facility. The rehabilitation includes a new roof insulation, lighting, doors, and windows; improved communications, AC/DC power, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems; hazardous materials remediation; installation of new gantry cranes, wheel truing machine, electronics room, access platform, spray paint booth, and other specialty equipment; and an upgraded, environmentally responsible car wash.
- All existing track structures
- Wayside signal equipment
- Third rail
- Site lighting
Maintenance Facility Elements
- New gantry cranes, wheel truing machine, truck lifts, access platform, electronics room, and 2 elevators
- Upgrade car wash
- New paint booth
- Install new roof insulation
- Doors, windows, and other specialty equipment