The Gaspareau station car park will partially reopen on Wednesday


The garage has been closed since a driver on the upper level rammed his car into a concrete barrier, sending debris into the station concourse on Saturday afternoon.

Concrete debris and glass panels rained down on the hall of Alewife station following an accident on the upper level of the garage. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe

The MBTA announced on Tuesday that the parking lot at Alewife Station will partially reopen following a car accident on the upper level of the garage.

The garage will reopen on February 8, with levels G, 2, 3 and 4 accessible to drivers. Level 5 will remain closed, as will the lobby.

The station has been closed since Saturday, when a vehicle was left hanging from the upper level of the garage. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when a man rammed his car into a barrier above the station hall and mezzanine. Debris rained down, crashing into the glass ceiling below and eventually into the heart of the station.

An MBTA spokesperson said The Boston Globe that the driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries and that preliminary findings indicated the crash was intentional.

Miraculously, only one person in the hall suffered a minor hand injury.

The MBTA continues to work on station repairs and shuttle buses have replaced Red Line service between Alewife and Davis.

The agency is working to resume full Red Line service this week using the nearby Russell Field headquarters, officials said. Workers are installing signage and lighting along a path to the Mother House and will open access through a tunnel under Alewife Brook Parkway.


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