BOSTON – Effective Monday, April 8, Yawkey Station on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line will be renamed Lansdowne Station.
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 nearby streets, squares, or neighborhoods; the policy also emphasizes the selection of names based on simplicity, brevity, and distinctness.
In an effort to avoid potential confusion, the MBTA selected April 8 to ensure the name change takes effect prior to the first Red Sox home game of the season on April 9.
Customers should note that the name change has no effect on commuter rail schedules.
In the coming days, the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services will be updating station and system signage.