STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
The new Orange Line stop is MBTA’s first new rapid-transit station in 27 years. Construction is expected to continue through November, but the stop will be open starting Tuesday.
There will be a neighborhood walk and an opening ceremony in the afternoon with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey and local officials. Read the details.
Boston Magazine: “The New Assembly Row MBTA Stop Is Opening Soon”
An MBTA official confirmed Friday that the new Assembly Square T Station will be welcoming riders to the Assembly Row mixed-use redevelopment site real soon, so they can shop, peruse the Legoland display, and check out an array of eateries, without having to rely on a car to get there. “It will be open to the public within a few weeks,” said T spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
Somerville Patch: “Bus Diversions on Orange Line to Begin in June”
Construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line stop, which has already begun, will lead to periodic bus diversions on the subway line beginning in June and lasting until the station is complete in fall of 2014.
Download slides from May 23 meeting.
“Construction on Assembly Square T stop to begin later this fall”
Construction of the new Assembly Square station will impact approximately 200,000 Orange Line riders and an additional one million public transit riders whose travel intersects with the Orange Line each day, according to Wig Zamore, a founding member of Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP).
Somerville News: “MassDOT Awards $29 Million Construction Bid For New Assembly Square Orange Line Station”
S&R Construction Co., Inc. of Lowell, Mass. will build the new station, which is slated to open in 2014.