B Branch Track Upgrades June 20 – July 1
Updated on June 16, 2022
Green Line Transformation
B Branch Train Protection and Track Upgrade, June 2022
The Green Line Transformation will have a 12-day full access closure on the B Branch from Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 1. Three major construction areas for the closure include the Linden Street intersection in Allston, the Washington Street Crossover in Brighton, and the Cardinal Crossover located near Boston College.
Once complete, the team will have replaced over 3,000 feet of track and installed Green Line Train Protection System equipment across the entire branch. This is the first of four full access closures that will support the increase of safety and dependability for Green Line riders.
Alternative Service: Shuttle buses will operate along the B Branch on the same schedule as train service Packards Corner work zone: work crews to use 4 metered parking spaces near Linden St; no street parking between Brighton Ave and Linden St; emergency vehicles and local traffic only westbound between Brighton Ave and St. Lukes Rd; Comm Ave westbound far left lane closed at Packards Corner turn.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Green Line Transformation team!MBTA.com/GLT | email@example.com
Capital Transformation: A division of Capital Programs
Building a Better T
As part of our $9.6 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.
Why We're Doing This Work
During this closure, we'll replace track and install Green Line Train Protection System (GLTPS) equipment.
Crews will complete the following work:
- Replacing over 3,000 feet of track
- Replacing four units of special trackwork
- Upgrading one intersection
- Upgrading one pedestrian crossing
This closure is one of four that will take place across the Green Line this year. With 12 days of full access, we will complete upgrades that would usually take six months of weekend closures.
Most of the construction will take place at Linden Street in Allston, the Washington Street Crossover in Brighton, and the Cardinal Crossover located near Boston College.
Accessible shuttle buses will replace train service from Kenmore to Boston College. Shuttles will not stop at Warren St, Allston St, or Packards Corner stations due to inaccessible sidewalk conditions.
For questions and comments related to Green Line track upgrades, please email the Green Line Transformation team at GLT@mbta.com.