MBTA Plans To Build First New T Stop Since 1955

BOSTON (CBS) – The MBTA is pumping millions of dollars to build the first new T stop in more than 50 years and renovate an existing one on the Blue Line.

The decrepit Orient Heights station on the Blue Line will undergo up to $51 million in renovations.

The MBTA has also approved a contract to build a brand new Orange Line station at Assembly Square on the Somerville-Charlestown line between the Wellington and Sullivan Square stops. It will be the first new T stop since Science Park was built in 1955, according to the Boston Herald.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

The $56.5 million Orange Line project will be the centerpiece to a massive development project with residence and business space along the Mystic River.

Work on both stations is due to be completed in 2014 with the help of at least 600 construction workers.

The projects will create a temporary inconvenience for commuters. Orient Heights will be replaced with bus service for six month, while the Assembly Square job will require 18 weekend diversions.


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