MBTA Red Line | Wollaston Station
Wollaston is a rapid transit station on the MBTA Red Line, located at the intersection of Beale Street and Newport Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts. It serves Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood. The station, located on a high grade, is one of a small number of elevated rapid transit stations remaining in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system. Wollaston Station was opened in September 1971 as the second of three stations in the original South Shore Extension. The goal was to design integral art, likely in the form of tile wall or mosaic surfaces, porcelain enamel panels, screen walls, fences, railings or other station features within the station architecture.
Wollaston Station underwent a major renovation and station upgrade. As part of the MBTA's Integral Art Program, artist-commissioned public amenities were envisioned. Transportation excellence includes all elements of the network including well-designed public transit stations as well as amenities, and is intended to improve the user experience.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS UPDATE
In early November 2015, the art selection committee selected four semi-finalists for the project: Gary Duehr, Christopher Janney, Wanda Miglus and Catherine Widgery.
Wollaston Station Improvements
Thursday, July 29, 2015 RFQ release date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Information session, 6-7pm
100 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, August 20, 2015 Due date RFQ questions
Monday, August 31 at 11:59 PM. Online Submittable Application deadline
October/November 2015 Application review & finalists notified
November 2015 Percent for Art Program suspended by the MBTA General Manager following a veto of House Bill 3841 by the Governor of Mass.
"Sought: Artistic Enhancement of T Station." Patriot Ledger, August 8, 2105.
Learn more about the MBTA Integral Art Program.
With questions email Christina Lanzl, MBTA Public Art Consultant for Wollaston Station.