MBTA Takes On D Branch Maintenance, Last Of Green Line Installations

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is taking the next step on its scheduled installations and track replacements with the Green Line's D Branch, which is closed from regular service until October 30.

It's the last of the Green Line's four branches to get the makeover with new train protection equipment and track replacement this year. Passengers hoping to travel to and from Riverside will have the use shuttle buses to reach their destination. Over the course of 2022, the MBTA has worked to implement over 10,000 feet of track upgrades on all of the Green Line branches with the intention to improve train safety and reliability.

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Officials say to nearby residents that the loudest work will be when crews cut rails with a saw and tamp the track to the proper elevation.

According to the MBTA some tracks along the Green Line were over 30 years old, and had reached the end of their service life.

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