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MBTA begins Orange Line station, track repairs

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority crews will begin station improvements and track replacement on the Orange Line.
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) today began a six-weekend closure of the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center stations in Boston, to accommodate station improvements and track replacement. 

The work includes repairs and new signage installations at the Downtown Crossing, Haymarket and State stations; replacement of 2,250 feet of track at Chinatown Station; and removal and replacement of the decades-old pit track.

The six-weekend closure between Tufts Medical Center and Sullivan Square is necessary as the areas are access points for work crews to load in construction equipment and materials into the underground portions of the Orange Line, MBTA officials said in a press release.

Weekend service will resume Nov. 15.

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