To paraphrase Mark Twain’s comment on New England weather if you don’t like Forest Hills Station just wait at a while…in this case 25 years.
The top photograph was taken on Oct. 19, 1987, five months after the new Forest Hills Orange Line terminal opened. The switching tracks and old station were razed in the next year. The elevated track bed was replaced by the surface parking lot and the lower Hyde Park Avenue busway replaced the old elevated station. It was completed in the summer of 1989.
This fall and into early 2016, a new bus platform will be built over the parking lot and workers are have been pouring the grout to support the steel posts that will support the deck. These posts are not dissimilar from the iron posts that supported the elevated tracks.