New MBTA Subway Extension in Somerville
For the first time in 27 years, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), has added a new rapid-transit subway station. The MBTA or known colloquially as “the T” is the public agency responsible for operating most public transportation services in Greater Boston, Massachusetts
Located on a new Orange Line extension to Somerville, Assembly Square Station, it was built to accommodate Somerville’s new mixed-use Assembly Row development, a blend of retail stores, upscale apartments, and restaurants. On opening day “we had some people who came all the way from Dorchester just to see the station and say they were some of the first people to use it,” a T employee said as he stood near the ticket kiosks at the top of the station’s steps.
According to BostonMagazine.com, “down on the platform, where riders waited for packed train cars to arrive and take them to Boston, more than 10 security cameras were visible on the landing. Continuing their efforts to integrate technology into the commuting experience, the T also installed countdown clocks on both the inbound and outbound sides of the station.”
The system, the oldest public subway in America, is used by all of Adz program participants as they travel around the city. The entire city is excited about the subway extension to Somerville as well as the continued updates to the MBTA.
Read more at BostonMagazine.com