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2/25/2022



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MBTA Green Line Extension to open Union Square branch next month


The new rail service marks the first new line on the T's rapid transit network since 1987.
Photo – mbta.com

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Steve Poftak yesterday announced the Green Line Extension’s (GLX) Union Square branch will begin revenue service to Somerville on March 21.

The service marks the first new line on the T’s rapid transit network since 1987, WBUR.org reported yesterday.

Riders will be able to board GLX trains in Somerville for the first time ever, starting at Union Square and continuing through to the new Lechmere Station in Cambridge, a reopened Science Park Station and then onto the rest of the T network.

The opening will bring the smallest of the GLX’s two branches on the line. The second branch will feature another five stops beyond Lechmere in Somerville and Medford, ending at College Avenue near Tufts University. That branch is not likely to begin revenue service until late summer, WBUR reported.



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