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Building A Better T: MBTA Weekend Construction Work Video/Photo Opportunity

Posted on September 13, 2019

Starting tonight and all day Saturday and Sunday, work will require shutdowns on a certain segment of the D branch of the Green Line. 

Also starting tonight and all day Saturday and Sunday, shutdowns along a certain segment of the Orange Line will take place. 


As part of the MBTA’s $8 billion, 5-year capital investment program, the T is undertaking infrastructure projects this weekend on the D branch of the Green Line as well as on a segment of the Orange Line, requiring shuttle bus diversions in service. There will be video/photography opportunities for media on Saturday, September 14. 

As previously advised, effective tonight at approximately 8:30 PM, weekend construction work will take place along the D branch of the Green Line from Kenmore to Newton Highlands with service replaced with shuttle buses (with the exception of a shuttle stop at Beaconsfield as shuttles are unable to safely stop there). Also as previously advised, effective tonight at approximately 8:45 PM, weekend construction work will take place between Forest Hills and Ruggles along the Orange Line with service replaced with shuttle buses. 

“The Green and Orange Line infrastructure upgrade projects happening this weekend are part of the MBTA’s ongoing work to improve service and the customer experience,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “We understand that service diversions can be inconvenient, but these outages allow us to offer improved service faster by expanding the window of unencumbered time for this work to get accomplished.”

The following are video-/photography-only opportunities with unobstructed views of the various construction efforts from publicly accessible locations:

  • Green Line – D Branch: Shuttle buses will replace D Branch service between Kenmore and Newton Highlands to allow for work as part of the Track and Signal Replacement Project and flood work at the Fenway Portal. More information can be found at www.mbta.com/GLDwork 
    • When: Best window for viewing is Saturday, September 14, between 9 AM and 11 AM
    • Where: Best location for viewing is the Cypress Street playground area near Brookline Hills Station where track work is taking place.
  • Orange Line – Forest Hills to Ruggles: Shuttle buses will replace Orange Line service between Forest Hills and Ruggles for Orange Line track and maintenance work. More information can be found at www.mbta.com/OLwork  
    • When:  Best window for viewing is Saturday, September 14, between 9 AM and 11 AM
    • Where: Best viewing location is the bridge on Prentiss Street that crosses over Orange Line tracks between Roxbury Crossing and Ruggles Stations where work is taking place. Work may also be seen on the platform of Jackson Square Station (note: if viewing at Jackson Square, please see field personnel to be escorted to and from the platform).


Following weekend work, all regularly scheduled MBTA services will resume with the start of service on Monday, September 16. 

To facilitate an increase in capital investments across the MBTA, additional diversions in service will be scheduled through the fall. For more information, please visit mbta.com/BuildingABetterT and the 2019 Capital Acceleration Plan.

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