Our Metro Sign and Awning install crew has been working diligently this week with Suffolk Construction at The Beverly Depot. We’ve almost finished installing the new “T” Logo and the facility’s way-finding signs. Thanks for the opportunity to service another MBTA and Suffolk Project; we appreciate your valued partnership.
The new parking facility at the Beverly station is slated to open for public use on Saturday, August 3rd, 2014. It will take another couple of months to finish a similar facility at the Salem station, probably not opening until October according to the Salem News.
Together, the two new garages will allow commuters to park more than 1,200 vehicles, which will greatly ease the current parking crunch in those locations.
The garage designs include glass elevators, storage areas for bicycles, charging stations for electric cars, special parking areas for Zipcars, and a “drop off / pick up” area to facilitate commuters who get a ride to either station rather than driving themselves and parking a car.
In Beverly, a covered walkway connects the new parking facility with the train station.
The Salem station will be integrated with the tracks, eliminating any need for train riders to climb stairs. Bus riders can wait on benches at ground level, under the multi-story parking facility. There’s also a sheltered waiting area to increase rider comfort during inclement weather.