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Green Line station designs almost final, opening dates slip

The Green Line Extension Working Group met on Thursday and heard some important updates on the project. The good news is that the station designs for Lechmere, Washington St, and Union Square (referred to as Phase 2) are at 90%, and the other stations (Phase 4) are at 60% design.
The bad news is that the schedule has slipped a bit from earlier promises. What we’re hearing now:

  • Phase 2 early construction is now approved to proceed.
  • Nov 2015: Phase 4 construction begins.
  • Dec 2017: Lechmere, Washington St, and Union Square stations open. (Formerly estimated for 2016 or early 2017.)
  • Summer 2020: Other stations open. (Formerly estimated for 2019.)

There was also discussion about the overall cost estimate, sustainability of the project, and Tufts development. Hop over to MGNA for detailed meeting notes.

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