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MBTA unveils brand new elevator at Harvard Square Station

Anyone that rides the MBTA is sure to need a lift ever since potential service cuts were put on the table.

Well, here you go.

On Thursday, the T is unveiling what they call “The Harvard Square Vertical Transportation project.”

To us, it’s just a fancy way of saying “you can go down to the MBTA stop without taking the escalator.”

But in all seriousness, it is great for the T's accessibility.

According to the MBTA, the lift will take passengers from Harvard Square, down to the T station underground.

The project includes a new elevator complete with a glass fascia connecting the Degugliemo Plaza on Brattle Street to the upper bus way of Harvard Station.

According to MBTA officials, a corridor was constructed providing “a convenient connection from the new elevator to the bus platform.”

The fix is supplemented by new granite pavers, seat walls, and complete utility relocation at the plaza.

And guess what? It only cost the MBTA $4.1 million to complete.

Now, before you go blowing a gasket and pointing fingers, saying the T should be putting that money other places, the reconstruction was required as part of a legal agreement with the Boston Center for Independent Living.

Enjoy the lift!

Go to the ribbon cutting:

Thursday, January 19

10:00 a.m.

Harvard Square

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