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Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement

A team of workers install new signal cables near Chestnut Hill on the Green Line D branch.

Between 2018 and 2020, we will replace 25,000 feet of track and 6.5 miles of signals on the Green Line, between Beaconsfield and Riverside on the D Branch.

Diversions

Building a Better T 2020

This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.

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  • Contract awarded: June 2018
  • Budget: $101,600,453
  • Status: 72% complete

As part of the Green Line Transformation (GLT), this project meets the following goals:

  • Service delivery: Speed restrictions lifted on some sections of the Green Line for faster service
  • Safety and resiliency: New tracks and signals mitigate risk of service interruptions due to track conditions and reduce time and money needed for maintenance

To do this work, we need to shut down service on weeknights and on some weekends. Shuttles will replace train service, in coordination with the teams doing flood control work at Fenway, track repairs between Fenway and Riverside, accessibility upgrades at Newton Highlands, and construction on the Brookline High School Expansion Project.

Why We're Doing This Work

Related Projects

Side view of new Green Line car at Riverside (July 2018)

This project is one of many we're working on to ensure twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.

Learn more about the Green Line Transformation

What You Can Expect During This Work

Work Locations

There will be no construction work on the Green Line D for the month of July due to track and intersection upgrades on the C Branch. The remaining schedule and work locations will be posted here later this summer.

What to Expect if You Live in the Neighborhood

The track work occurring at these locations includes replacing rail, railroad ties, and stone ballast. The noisiest work will occur when crews cut the rails with a saw or torch and tamp the track to the proper elevation.

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Contact Us

For all queries and comments related to Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement, please contact GLT@mbta.com.

To report a noise complaint or issue, call the 24/7 noise hotline at 508-676-3550.

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Diversions

Building a Better T 2020

This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.

Learn more about this work

Related Projects

Side view of new Green Line car at Riverside (July 2018)

This project is one of many we're working on to ensure twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.

Learn more about the Green Line Transformation

Recent Updates

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