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There are 7 comments on MBTA Speeds Up Green Line B Branch Station Project

  1. Why is there no mention of COVID/social-distancing? I’ve never been in a packed B line train the past year but when they revert to the bus, it’s been packed multiple times because of the smaller size.

  2. So happy to see this work taking place. With the CFA renovation, the Comm Ave rebuild, and now the T station upgrades west campus is feeling more and more connected to BU.

  3. It’s absolutely wild that the MBTA would throw away $30M to remove 4 stations and to build 2 more. Why not just close two of the station and have people walk an extra block, instead of conjesting Comm. Ave. and the packing the shuttles like cans of sardines.

    1. Respectfully disagree. The remaining stations would still be inacessible to riders with restricted mobility. And, by completing this project, every intersection that currently has access to a T stop will have access to the new stations. For quality of service now and in the future, this is a great move.

    2. When the state rebuilt Commonwealth Avenue the footprint for the new stations was enlarged from the previous patches of asphalt. The new stations will be elevated to allow access for folks in wheelchairs without the need for the conductor to exit the train and manipulate the manual lifts as is the current situation. The new mid block platforms are also longer to accommodate the new fleet of green line trains. Improved access, lighting, shelter, emergency call buttons, and better overall efficiency is money well spent. IMO the sooner this work is completed the better!

  4. While making the B line upgrade/renovations could someone at the University call attention to sink holes on the tracks at the intersection of Blanford Mall and Silber Way. It is very tricky for both cars and bicycles.

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