After a two-year wait for commuters who rely on Government Center T station, the new-look, glass-encased station is returning to service Monday afternoon.
Riders familiar with the old station will notice a spacious lobby, better lighting (some of which, thanks to the glass entrance structure and the placement of the stairways, will come from the sun), new flooring, and tiled mosaic signs dug up from the past bearing the station’s former name. The opening will restore the system’s only direct connection between the Green and Blue lines and, for the first time in Government Center station’s 118-year history, allow access to riders in wheelchairs.
Government Center will reopen following a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11:45 a.m. On Twitter, the T estimated that means the station will open for riders around 12:30 p.m.
Until you can check it out, here’s some reading on the new station: