One final delay of a couple of weeks looms, and then the long-awaited second and final Green Line Extension branch will open to riders on Dec. 12, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced Thursday.
It turns out it won’t just be the entire MBTA Orange Line shutting down between mid-August and mid-September.
The MBTA inaugurated its first new transit line in 20 years on Monday morning when the Green Line Extension’s first phase opened in Somerville’s Union Square.
When MBTA riders begin Monday to hop onto Green Line trolleys at a pair of brand-new stations, they will also experience another first: a different way of tapping to pay their fare.
The start of service is on the horizon for the most significant expansion of the MBTA’s core system in decades, but riders will need to continue their wait to learn when they’ll be able to ride the Green Line all the way into Medford.
Land near the under-construction Ball Square Station could become a target for mixed-use real estate projects featuring transit access as a focal point, but talks about the development will not take place until well after it opens.
Once stuck in planning purgatory and now under construction amid a global pandemic, the Green Line Extension is more than halfway built.
The last two stops on the Green Line will shut down for close to a year amid major work to renovate and expand the subway line, the MBTA announced Monday.
The Green Line station in the works at the intersection of College and Boston avenues in Medford will be named Medford/Tufts, under an agreement announced Thursday by Tufts University.
Work on the Green Line Extension missed an internal target for the second time in several months. But the T says the project is still on pace to meet its target of completion by December 2021.
Boston-based Leggat McCall Properties and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners of New York envision a 1 million-square-foot life science cluster tapping into the proximity to Kendall Square and the 2021 arrival of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension.
State transportation officials were hesitant to use the word “delay,” but expressed concerns Monday that work on the Green Line Extension is running behind an internal target with about two years remaining until passenger service is set to begin.
Transportation officials took a key step toward implementing promised improvements Monday by approving a five-year, $18.3 billion capital investment plan.
On the brink of potential elimination a year ago, the Green Line Extension has steadily progressed to the point where design-build bids should go out by this spring and a finance plan should be submitted to federal overseers by March, according to the state’s timeline.