March 29, 2019: MBTA Announces YAWKEY Station Name Change

March 30, 2019

The MBTA announced yesterday that Yawkey Station will be renamed Lansdowne Station effective Monday, April 8th.

From the MBTA announcement: Following the name change of a municipal roadway in the vicinity of the station, the MBTA selected Lansdowne as the station’s new name.  The selection was made in accordance with the MBTA’s station naming policy, which includes guidance to prioritize local geography such as nearby streets, squares, or neighborhoods; the policy also emphasizes that the selection of names be based on simplicity, brevity, and distinctness.

MASCO is immediately working on making the change to our website, wayfinding signs and on the TransLoc shuttle app.