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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Boston University (BU) officials earlier this week marked the opening of two new rail stations on the Green Line.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted the completion of the $29 million B Branch Station Consolidation Project, which combined four stations into two. The Amory Street Station project combined the old St. Paul Street and BU West stations. The Babcock Street Station is a combination of the old Babcock Street and Pleasant Street stations.
The station consolidation project was completed six months ahead of schedule, MBTA officials said in a press release. The project also upgraded two intersections and renewed 5,000 feet of track on the Green Line.
The stations feature accessible platforms that are compatible with low-floor vehicles and other amenities as part of the Green Line Transformation (GLT) program. The B Branch is also now more efficient with less stops and a more accessibility-friendly design. Other upgrades included security, reliability and communications, as well as longer 225-foot platforms to accommodate the new Type 10 super cars, which are now being procured. MBTA officials expect they expect the first super cars to be available in 2026.