MBTA Headhouse Project

Project Overview

The centrally located Kendall/MIT MBTA Red Line stop services a multitude of Massachusetts commuters and students, living, working, or studying in Kendall Square. Construction on the Outbound station will include significant improvements to the existing headhouse infrastructure, as well as a new, standalone headhouse topped with a publicly accessible landscaped patio. A supplemental elevator will provide a connection to the platform level, street level, and patio level. The rooftop patio will have direct connections to the Urban Park Porch and stairwell to Urban Park roof garden. Further enhancements to the Outbound headhouse include street level windows and increased lighting to ensure public safety.

Project Schedule (subject to change):

  • Temporary tunnel open Summer 2024
  • Headhouse open Summer 2025

Construction Updates:

  • Excavation and foundation work for new head house and elevator is on-going.
  • Construction may at times require the closure of the Main Street Stairwell. To access Urban Park roof garden, utilize the elevators in the Kendall Center Green Garage or the elevator in the Pioneer Way easement.