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Yawkey is the by far the closest station to Fenway Park and construction has begun to modernize it with high-level platforms and the ability to stop more trains there for better access to Fenway Park and the new developments in the Longwood Medical Area surrounding the station. It opened for the 1988 baseball season and was originally only served during game days by special Fenway Flyer Trains on the Framingham, Attleboro and Franklin Lines. Today's station gets regular service and Fenway Flyer trains have been discontinued lasting at least through the 1993 baseball season. Today's service is limited by the smallness of the station. It consists of a low-level platform that can only platform 3 cars plus a mini-high level platform for ADA access (and platform signs give boarding instructions of waiting for trains on that platform) on the southern of the two tracks of the Worcester/Framingham Line. There is a single wooden crossing for trains on the northbound track. The stop has a few benches and a wooden sign; the only form of shelter is on the mini-high platform. There is also a bike rack at the inbound end. This means the stop gets limited service with good peak direction rush hour service and just a few midday trains stopping. Weekend service is similarly limited with many trips bypassing the station. Access to the platform is via a small pathway between construction areas from a non-MBTA owned parking lot that I believe is owned by the Red Sox. The lot is between the overpasses of Brookline Avenue and Beacon Street that cross both the Commuter Rail Line and the Mass Pike since they share the same ROW here.
All photos taken on 16 December, 2011

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Fencing for the construction for the new station
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Orange signs that the station is still open during construction
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The walkway to the station in the construction area
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Signs for the improvements
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Improvements information
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The platform and information sign
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The one station bench
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The wooden mini-high platform
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Board train from the mini-high platform
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Yawkey on its one sign
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Train times
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The one station exit to the parking lot
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The construction area
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Last Updated: 20 December, 2011
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