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MBTA B Line Renovation Will Add 47 New Stops

MBTA B Line Renovation Will Add 47 New Stops

Big IssuesBoston February 28, 2017 The New England Classic

NEAR DUNKIN DONUTS — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced this week that it will be redesigning the “B” Branch of the Green... MBTA B Line Renovation Will Add 47 New Stops

NEAR DUNKIN DONUTS — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced this week that it will be redesigning the “B” Branch of the Green Line to include significantly more stops. The current plan, announced at Boston City Hall yesterday, slates for 47 new stops on the “B” line, which according to transportation experts, should make the line much more efficient.

The redesign was announced late yesterday by MBTA Chief Executive Brian Shortsleeve at a press conference at City Hall. Shortsleeve told the press that this “modernization is years overdue,” and added that MBTA would continue to strive to create a more efficient and accessible system “by continuously adding more and more stops.”

At the same time, the new “B” line plan is phasing out the ability to request stops. Ending this “unpopular policy” according to Shortsleeve, will ensure that “no passenger ever misses a stop again.”

The entirety of the new plan was released to the public later in the evening. The much needed overhaul will have trolley cars stop roughly every 45 feet in order to serve as many passengers as possible. Roughly 15 new stops are planned within the Boston College area, including but not limited to, South St. West, South St. East, Chestnut Hill Ave 1, Chestnut Hill Ave 2, Chestnut Hill Ave 3, Sutherland Heights, Sutherland, Sutherland Village, and Sutherland Center.

Relatively minimal construction will be required for the “B” line overhaul. Work is expected to begin next month, and should be finished around 2027.