MBTA Elevator Projects

MBTA red line

Central Square escalators

Escalator from outbound platform toward Alewife

The MBTA has closed the escalator from the Red Line platform toward Alewife to street level for maintenance. The MBTA has not shared with the City a timeline for reopening.

Click here to go to the MBTA Central Square page and look for the T-alerts with information on the elevator closure.  

Other accessibility information

The MBTA provides information on universal access to the public transit network on its website. Some of the resources for universal access are found below:

Previous Station Elevator Projects

Between 2010 and 2012, the MBTA completed elevator work at the Porter and Harvard Square stations. The work involved adding new elevators at both stations and replacing existing elevators to improve accessibility.

Between 2018 and 2019, the MBTA also completed a replacement elevator installation at Harvard Square station. The elevator that was replaced connects the main entrance to street level.

Between 2018 and 2020, the MBTA also completed a elevator replacement at Central station. The elevator that was replaced connects the inbound platform with street level.

Between 2018 and 2020, the MBTA also completed several elevator replacements at Alewife station.

For more information

The MBTA has published all accessibility-related alerts at this website.

Please contact the MBTA or Bill Deignan in the City's Community Development Department at wdeignan@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4632 with questions.

See the MBTA's alerts page for upcoming work and elevator service interruptions.