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Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement

Tracks at Riverside
Updated on July 11, 2018

About the Project

Timeline: 2018-2020
Status: Construction
Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement

This project is part of the MBTA initiative to bring the Green Line track and signal systems into a state of good repair.

Goals

  • Replace approximately 6.5 miles of signal infrastructure
  • Replace 25,000 feet of track
  • Replace special trackwork between Beaconsfield and Riverside stations

Project Features

  • Signal equipment will be centralized at stations
  • Modern electronics will replace antiquated, obsolete signal equipment
  • Continuous welded rail will replace jointed rail

Benefits

  • Modern signal system will be less likely to fail, resulting in fewer delays
  • Reduction in signal failures and response times
  • Fewer signal delays will increase reliability of Green Line operations
  • Maintenance of Way will be able to remove speed restrictions on the D branch

Replacements by Station

A map of the Green Line D branch and designated areas of track and signal improvements around individual stations.

View larger map as a PDF

StationReplacements
StationRiversideReplacementsTrack and signal
StationWoodlandReplacementsSignal
StationWabanReplacementsTrack and signal
StationEliotReplacementsSignal
StationNewton HighlandsReplacementsTrack and signal
StationNewton CentreReplacementsTrack and signal
StationChestnut HillReplacementsTrack and signal
StationReservoirReplacementsTrack and signal
StationBeaconsfieldReplacementsTrack

Service Alerts

Check Green Line D alerts

Late Evening Bus Shuttles (Sunday – Thursday)

During select months, bus shuttles will replace train service on any of the following portions of the D branch, Sunday – Thursday, starting at 9 PM:

  • Brookline Hills to Newton Centre
  • Reservoir to Newton Centre
  • Newton Centre to Riverside
YearAffected Months
Year2018Affected MonthsSeptember – December
Year2019Affected MonthsApril – December
Year2020Affected MonthsApril – December

Note: Regular train service will run later on evenings of Red Sox home games and other special events.

Weekend Bus Shuttles (Saturday and Sunday)

Additionally, over 15 weekends in 2019 and 2020, bus shuttles will replace train service on any of the following portions of the D branch all day Saturday and Sunday:

  • Brookline Hills to Newton Centre
  • Reservoir to Newton Centre
  • Newton Centre to Riverside
  • Reservoir to Riverside

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Contact Information

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