BOSTON (WHDH) – Those who rely on the B branch of the Green Line for their commute will have to take shuttles for 12 days, the T are making several upgrades.
From June 20th to July 1st, the B-Leg between Boston College and Kenmore will be completely closed in both directions. During this time the tracks will be upgraded and the T will also have a new Green Line Train Protection System installed. Once the work is complete, the team will have replaced over 3,000 feet of track, completed four units of dedicated track work, and upgraded an intersection and pedestrian crossing.
“Safety is our number one priority,” said Steve Poftak, MBTA’s general manager. “A total lockdown like this allows our team to get a tremendous amount of work done in a short amount of time. This will allow us to expedite construction and resume regular service safely and promptly for all drivers.”
Poftak thanked the T drivers for their patience during this process – one of four planned closures this year for this type of work. MBTA also found that a 12-day period saved six months of weekend diversions.
Most of the construction will take place at Linden Street in Allston, the Washington Street Crossover in Brighton and the Cardinal Crossover near Boston College.
Free shuttle buses replace the T along Route B Branch, but the shuttles don’t stop at Warren Street, Allston Street, or Packards Corner due to the inaccessible sidewalk.
This announcement comes after several incidents involving Green Line, including two in June alone at the Government Center. The news also comes after a damning federal report required urgent security updates for the system.
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