Green Line Extension closing for four weeks, Medford branch opening delayed again

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It hasn’t been a good summer for the MBTA — and certainly not for its riders. The T announced two pieces of bad news:

Starting Aug 22, the Green Line will close between Government Center and Union Square for four weeks. They say the closure is necessary to complete the Medford branch work, as well as work on the Government Center Garage. Very disappointing. There will be shuttle buses offered.

Phase 2 of the Green Line Extension, originally supposed to open last December, then May, then late summer, is now planned for late November. Reasons include work and re-testing of the power systems and availability of Safety and Operational support crews. Also very disappointing.

MBTA Press Release

“MBTA to close Green Line north of Government Center for 4 weeks” (Boston Globe)

“MBTA will shut down Green Line service from downtown Boston to Somerville for nearly a month” (WBUR)