JFK Station gets 50 new security cameras

The additional eyes in the sky were added due to a rise in assaults at the station.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott today announced that the security project at JFK/UMass Station has been completed months ahead of schedule, adding more than 50 cameras to the Dorchester station.


The T announced in Dec. 2012 that it would add the security cameras to JFK Station, and others within the transit system, after a UMass Boston student was assaulted near Sydney Street. The woman told police she was groped near the station's entrance.


After the incident, T officials installed a camera on a 30-foot "sky tower" platform.


Other stations expected to get additional security cameras include Charles/MGH Station, Harvard Station, Kendall Station and Porter Station, according to T officials. They will likely be up by the summer.

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