February 27, 2013
Here's a recent photo showing the Orange Line tracks temporarily diverted while the station construction gets underway.
May 24, 2012
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.
February 25, 2012
Click to view maps of the area and station as well as 3D renderings. You can also download the Nov 2011 MassDOT presentation (PDF).
November 13, 2011
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.
October 25, 2011
"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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
April 21, 2010
The Final Environmental Impact Report shows that the Orange Line station will have a second entrance/exit that routes travelers right to Ikea. Thanks to feedback from disability experts, the station has "simpler lines of sight, and it will be easier to get in and out," Wig Zamore said.
Somerville Journal: "Assembly Square footprint unveiled"
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