100 cameras in Red Line plans

Improved tracks aren’t the only adjustments the T is making to portions of the Red Line in the next five months — customers can expect to see more security cameras, too.

At a community meeting last Wednesday, MBTA officials said they are using weekend Red Line closures between Harvard and Alewife to do track maintenance as an opportunity to spruce up four station stops.

“We are going to be doing carpentry work, masonry, and installing CCTV monitors and cameras,” said Bill McClellan, deputy director of heavy rail operations, adding “a significant amount” of new video cameras would be going in at Alewife, Harvard, Davis and Porter.

“We have all of our trades going in to do work that we can’t otherwise do when people are using the stations,” said McClellan. “We want to take advantage of that time.”

Riders who attended the meeting, however, were less concerned with the improvements and angrier about the lack of communication between T officials and customers.

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