Two Full-Access Closures on D Branch Now Complete
Updated on July 8, 2020
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.
Building a Better T 2020
This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.
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