How would a West Station impact BU?

Transit in the for Greater Boston may be getting a new edition, according to an article by The Boston Globe.  “West station” would fill the empty space of tracks between Boston University’s Student Village and the Charles River, putting a new stop on the Framingham line of the commuter rail.  According to a report by The Daily Free Press, Boston was recently ranked as the third best city for transport.

According to the article, “Allston has endured decades of subpar transit, cut off from the rest of the city by railroad tracks and the Pike. There’s no doubt that whatever replaces the current roadways will leave the area in better shape than it is now. But a plan that includes West Station — now, not in the distant future — is the key that unlocks the real potential of the area that could become Boston’s newest great neighborhood.”

We asked members of the Boston University community how this new station, though in the distant future, could affect the university and the neighborhoods surrounding it.

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