Park Street Station

The older photo actually didn't have a date with it but you can see the changes that have happened. Obviously they've done so much to the transit system and this shows a little bit of that. From the electronic board to the different heights in the ceiling. They were able to make more of their space after removing the big board from the old photo.

(James Brennan) The inside of the Park Street subway has been heavily modernized since 1898 which is to be expected. The space was expanded to allow for both sides of the subway to be accessed and electronic screens make it easier to follow when incoming trains are arriving, instead of the original method of painted signs.

Park Street Station's underground railway system has been improved significantly since 1897 due to technological innovations. The railway system now implements an electric third rail and has real-time announcements that inform you of when your train will arrive. There is now also the luxury of paying before you get onto the train as opposed to paying the driver directly which saves everyone a lot of time.

Since 1897, The Park Street Station Trolleys, and all of the other MBTA trolleys have been modernized to accodomate more passengers and become safer for people to ride in. The Park Street subway station has also added an additional underground level below the already established first level, allowing for more trains to come and go out of the station.

Jacob Schlosser: The photo slider below shows the Red Line terminal within Park Street Station (taken from the Inbound platform). In the 107 years since the original photo, the major changes in the station include new(er) fluorescent lights, each of the central support columns being split in two, and the addition of more signage (including advertisements and other digital displays). The ticket booth on the center platform also appears to have been modified with more windows, though it is rarely used today due to the introduction of the MBTA Charlie Ticket system.

Gregory Lamb (Username GregLamb): Winter Street Station / Winter Street Concourse (Date Unknown)

This slider represents the changes made to the original Winter Street Station in order to transform it into a pedestrian walkway between modern day Park Street and Downtown Crossing Stations (the walkway is known as the Winter Street Concourse).

The changes to this location are immense. Firstly, the station was decommissioned and closed for many years. The Concourse opened up in order to allow pedestrian access between the two stations. The tracks were removed, the floor was extended fully across the area, new lighting was added, floors were rebuilt with tile, the ticket booth from the original picture was removed, and various other changes to the aesthetics of the Concourse were changed.

*Unfortunately as of October 2019, the Concourse is under construction. Because of this, the modern picture does not fully demonstrate the best angle for this walkway. I was able to edit the modern photo to better represent the changes as accurately yet visually convincing as possible. 

Gregory Lamb (Username GregLamb): Construction of Park Street Station (October 5th, 1914)

This slider shows the construction of the park street station below the Boston Common. The modern picture was edited to better fit the original photo. The major changes in this area consist of a finished roof and landscaping above the station. Additionally, buildings have changed, trees have been planted, and the Station Entrances to Park Street have had their windows modified over the years. It also seems that the roofs of the entrances have slightly increased in height due to modifications. 

Gregory Lamb (Username GregLamb): Park Street Station Cambridge Subway (Modern day Red Line Platform) (September 5th, 1912)

This Slider shows the Red Line's Park street platforms. The modern Red Line train arrives from the tunnel and moves towards the camera. Adding onto Jacob Schlosser's description of the same location, the major changes to the station include a closed up ceiling, new safety footing, and most notably the increased lighting. Overall, the station has stayed relatively similar since 1912 in regards to its overall looks.