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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

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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

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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.

February 08, 2011

Assembly Square Orange Line stop moves forward

Boston Business Journal: "Assembly Square advances on key MBTA vote"
The MBTA's unanimous vote Monday passed a so-called "memorandum of understanding" to advance the new subway plan. Sources familiar with the matter said the plan must receive formal endorsement from Richard A. Davey, the MBTA's general manager, before the agency can begin soliciting bids to build the new station.

May 05, 2010

Assembly Square construction ramps up

Somerville News: "Major construction begins this month in Somerville at Assembly Square "
Construction on Assembly Square Drive - "the spine of the project" - will begin this month and be completed by early next year. Construction of an Orange Line train station begins next year. In addition, state officials released $10 million in funding to support roadway improvements that will facilitate the construction of IKEA.

Gov Monitor: "Massachusetts Issues First Round Of Funding For Assembly Square Project"

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