T plans expansion of its Gallivan Blvd. yard

Codman Yard as seen in 2017. Creative Commons photo

Codman Yard, located at 375 Gallivan Blvd. just south of Ashmont Station, is a storage site for the MBTA’s Red Line that the T says is set to undergo renovations, which will begin next year and extend into 2024, to accommodate a new fleet of vehicles and provide additional capacity and reliability for riders.

The agency will provide an updated summary of the project during a virtual public meeting scheduled for this Thursday (Aug. 20) at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Planners will review the scope of work, design plans, and allow for in a Q&A session following the presentation.

Improvements will feature six new storage tracks to expand the yard and accommodate the new trains; an upgraded crossover track to improve traffic flow through the yard; upgraded LED lighting; and enhanced track and signal components in the yard and the crossover approaching the yard.

The T notes on its website that the improvements at the Codman Yard will bring it to a “State of Good Repair,” a priority outlined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in recommending practices to preserve and expand transit investments, including well maintained, reliable transit infrastructure – track, signal systems, bridges, tunnels, vehicles and stations. 

The rehab of the yard is part of the MBTA’s $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan to renovate stations, modernize fare collection systems, upgrade services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improve overall accessibility. 

To register, visit mbta.com/events/2020-08-20/codman-yard-expansion-and-improvements-virtual-public-meeting.