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September 03, 2014

Photos: The new Assembly stop is open!

Here are some photos from the opening ceremony yesterday.

Assembly stop opening

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August 30, 2014

New Assembly Square station opens Tuesday!

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.

August 15, 2014

New Orange Line station almost ready

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.

July 01, 2013

Photos of Assembly Square T station construction

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Construction of the new Orange Line station at Assembly Square is moving quickly, as the following photos from Wig Zamore show. These were taken in May and June. Click for more.

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February 27, 2013

Assembly Square T stop under construction

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Here's a recent photo showing the Orange Line tracks temporarily diverted while the station construction gets underway.

May 24, 2012

Assembly Square T stop construction underway

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.

February 25, 2012

Assembly Square Orange Line images and maps

Assembly Square Orange Line station

Click to view maps of the area and station as well as 3D renderings. You can also download the Nov 2011 MassDOT presentation (PDF).

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November 13, 2011

New images of Assembly Square Orange Line station

Assembly Square T station

The MBTA has released new renderings of what the Assembly Square station might look like when it opens in the fall of 2014. To learn more, come to the public meeting on Tuesday. To see more images, keep reading.

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October 25, 2011

Tufts Daily: Assembly Square station

"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).

October 05, 2011

Assembly Square T station construction bid awarded

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.

September 09, 2011

Mayor Curtatone on Assembly Square Orange Line progress

Somerville News: "Orange Line rolling forward"
The MBTA is set to approve the contract for the construction of the new Orange Line station in Assembly Square, which could open in 2013.

May 04, 2011

Bidding begins for Assembly Square station

Boston Business Journal: "MBTA opens bidding for Assembly Square station"
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting bids to construct the region's first Orange Line subway station since 1987, just days after Somerville officials signed-off on a $25 million bond to help pay for the new train stop.

Read the advertisement from the MBTA.

March 14, 2011

Community Path money moved to Assembly Square stop

Boston Globe: "Path funds diverted to Somerville Orange Line stop"
The city is transferring $3.5 million of federal transportation funding from the Community Path to the Orange Line stop at Assembly Square.

February 13, 2011

Boston Globe: Orange & Green Line updates

"Assembly Square station gets go-ahead, lifting hopes for redevelopment of site into a riverfront complex"
"The agreement gives the state the real estate rights to build the [Orange Line] station and entrances and realign track. The project is expected to cost $53.7 million, with the T hoping to advertise for construction bids this spring and complete it within three years."

"We're going to build the Green Line because we're under a legal obligation to build the Green Line, because it's a good project, because it has broad-based community support, and because it's one of the best transit projects in America," Mullan said.

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