During the month of October, the Framingham Commuter Rail Station has
received some much need T.L.C. The Framingham Intermodal Team has been working hard throughout the past couple of weeks cleaning, updating, and landscaping the areas surrounding the Framingham Commuter Rail station. A big thank you to Landscape Depot for donating mulch to Framingham Intermodal. It’s community partnerships like this that are needed and really make quite a difference. Everyone on the Landscape Depot Team has been wonderful and very helpful. There is already a noticeable difference in the area making it more inviting for people who use the train or buses. As the area continues to look better and feel safer, we will focus our efforts on security, both on the ground and in the air. We are still in the beginning stages of building Framingham Intermodal with more great updates on their way!
During the month of November, the Framingham Commuter Rail Station continued to be cleaned, especially in areas along the fence in the Banana Lot. Truck loads of trash, leaves, and bush trimmings were removed from the area. By cleaning up areas along the fence, visibility for parking spaces increased and it is now easier for parking enforcement to scan inspection stickers if needed. You will also start to notice the old red “Pay Here” boards will disappear and be replaced by new clean boards. This certainly gives the station a cleaner feel. However, even bigger improvements such as the crucial updating of the elevators is set to begin in late December. These updates will include everything from lock-out switches to new elevator doors. Once the elevators are updated, the next big project will be the stairs at the station, and all the new improvements don't stop there. Let’s not forget that the new parking lot with over 200 spaces will be operational in the Spring of 2017. These spaces will not only be located close to the station but will provide much needed additional parking. New lighting will be placed throughout the parking lot to increase safety. New lighting, the addition of video surveillance, and on the ground security, will help make the Framingham Station and parking areas significantly safer. By next summer, the difference in the station will be quite noticeable in more ways then one.
Check back soon for more information!