June 15, 2024

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The Union Sq. department might be closed for 25 days, as will a portion of the Inexperienced Line between Authorities Middle and North Station.

MBTA map at Union Square.
Vincent Alban for The Boston Globe

A partial Inexperienced Line shutdown kicked off on Monday with a 25-day closure of the Union Sq. department between Cambridge and Somerville.

  • Inexperienced Line’s Union Sq. department received’t shut down this summer time as MassDOT postpones bridge repairs

  • Union Sq. MBTA station might be closed throughout Somerville’s Fluff Pageant for 2nd straight yr

The MBTA beforehand mentioned the closure will enable the Massachusetts Division of Transportation to make crucial repairs to Squires Bridge, which runs over the tracks close to Union Sq.. 

The Inexperienced Line Extension department, which opened in March 2022, will stay shuttered by way of Oct. 12. The bridge work was initially supposed to start in July and final 42 days, although the Healey administration later postponed the mission and adjusted the timeline after blowback from native officers.

For probably the most half, T riders might want to discover an alternate route whereas the Union Sq. department is down — the MBTA received’t be operating every day shuttles in lieu of trains. 

The company as an alternative inspired riders to lean on close by bus routes. In accordance with the T, the 86, 91, and CT2 bus routes journey between Union Sq. and East Somerville Station on the Inexperienced Line’s Medford department, whereas the 87 bus goes from Union Sq. to Lechmere.

MassDOT will, nevertheless, run three shuttle buses between East Somerville and Union Sq. for the Fluff Pageant on Sept. 23.

Work on the Union Sq. department coincides with one other Inexperienced Line closure between North Station and Authorities Middle. The portion of monitor might be down by way of Oct. 12 as a result of ongoing Authorities Middle storage demolition, which may also influence the Orange Line at Haymarket Station.

With Inexperienced Line service suspended between three stops and the Orange Line bypassing Haymarket in each instructions, the MBTA is asking riders to stroll as an alternative. 

In accordance with the T, Orange Line riders ought to exit at North Station or State and make their strategy to the Haymarket space on foot. Inexperienced Line riders are a few 13-minute stroll between Authorities Middle and North Station, although they will additionally swap to the Orange Line through the Winter Avenue Concourse between Park Avenue and Downtown Crossing.

And for many who can’t make the journey on foot, the MBTA is providing accessibility vans on-demand. Riders can ask MBTA personnel on the station for help, in response to the T.