Beacon Park Yard

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The yard, when it was operational

Beacon Park Yard is a former rail yard of CSX Transportation in Allston, Boston. It was closed in 2013 following the relocation of the yard's container operations to Worcester, Massachusetts and opening of a transload facility in Westboro, Massachusetts.[1] The yard's land was purchased by Harvard University in 2009 for future development.[2]

As part of the development of the yard, the state has looked into rerouting Interstate 90 just south of its current alignment within the confines of the old yard, in order to not only make the road safer, but to also free up 60 acres for development. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and end in 2020.[3] A new commuter rail station, West Station, will be constructed near the east end of the yard.[4]

The yard takes its name from the Beacon Trotting Park, which existed on the site before the construction of the yard.

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  1. ^ Kotsopoulos, Nick (June 17, 2013). "CSX project wrap-up means money for city". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Kyle Cheney (2009-09-23). "Harvard will be allowed to purchase and develop Beacon Park Yard". Wicked Local. Gatehouse Media, Inc. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  3. ^ Rocheleau, Matt (23 October 2013). "Photos: Conceptual designs of project to straighten Mass. Pike in Allston". (Boston Globe). Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Dungca, Nicole (30 September 2014). "New transit station to connect Allston to downtown". Boston Globe. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′21.89″N 71°7′22.24″W / 42.3560806°N 71.1228444°W / 42.3560806; -71.1228444