News story : State to vote on plan for 'Boston Landing' commuter rail station near New Balance project in Brighton
A key state Transportation Department panel voted unanimously Tuesday to support a plan for new commuter rail station in Brighton, which New Balance would pay to construct and to operate for at least the first decade after the station opens.
The station would sit next to an area where the shoe company is building a massive, $500 million development project.
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The station proposal was approved by the finance committee of the state agency's board of directors. It is scheduled to be considered for final approval by the entire Transportation Department board on Wednesday, May 22.
The station would be called “Boston Landing.” New Balance officials have said previously they hope it would open in 2014, which would make it the first completed component of the company’s large development.
The station would include a single platform, centered between the eastbound and westbound tracks of the Framingham-Worcester line, said Mark Boyle, the MBTA’s assistant general manager for development.
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