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Two Full-Access Closures on D Branch Now Complete

Updated on July 8, 2020

A crew aligns track and installs ballast near Reservoir Station on the Green Line D

In June 2020, we shut down the Green Line D Branch to allow for accelerated work between Riverside and Kenmore. During these full service closures, crews were able to accomplish 5 months of work in just 18 days, bringing Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement from 37% completion to 72% completion—and saving riders 162 days of planned disruptions.

This work helps to shorten travel times and improve safety and reliability on the Green Line.

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What We Did: June 6 – 14

Crews replace track near Reservoir Station during the first 9-day Green Line D Branch shutdown


During the first 9-day closure, crews replaced 460 feet of track and 10,800 feet of signal cable. We also:

  • Replaced ballast and smoothed out the new tracks at Reservoir Station
  • Performed signal testing and ran test trains through the area
  • Completed special trackwork at 6 out of 7 locations

What We Did: June 20 – 28

During the second 9-day closure, crews completed accelerated work, replacing an additional 11,500 feet of track and 10,800 feet of signal cable. We also:

  • Completed special trackwork at the 7th and final location
  • Repaired platforms, replaced tactile warning strips, and made final track adjustments at Newton Centre Station
  • Installed the floodgate at the Fenway Portal
  • Performed signal repair work, station maintenance, and site cleanup at Brookline Hills Station as part of the Brookline High School Expansion Project

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