Beginning this weekend, service between North Station and Lechmere will be replaced with shuttle buses in support of the Green Line Extension project.
The shuttle buses are anticipated to last for a year. During this time, Lechmere will be reconstructed in a new location in Cambridge.
According to the MBTA’s website, the Green Line Extension project will be extending the North end of the Green Line from Lechmere to Union Square in Sommerville, continuing on to College Avenue in Medford. The contract was awarded in November of 2017 and the project is anticipated to be completed in December of 2021.
In addition, here’s what’s in store for the Green Line extension:
- A new Green Line branch on the current Lowell Commuter Rail tracks, from Lechmere to Medford
- A new Green Line branch on the current Fitchburg Commuter Rail tracks, from Lechmere to Union Square in Somerville
- The relocation and reconstruction of Lechmere Station in Cambridge, plus 6 new additional T stations
- Additionally, the extension will include a vehicle storage and maintenance facility
Not only will the Green Line Extension provide reliable transit to areas that hadn’t in the past, but will also significantly reduce vehicle emissions on the roader.
Concerned about the Commuter Bus? Fortunately, the bus will continue to provide service to the existing bus stop at Lechmere Station during this time.