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Green Line Extension is the name for a proposed northward extension of the Green Line (MBTA) from its present northern terminus at Lechmere, into Somerville, Massachusetts and southern neighborhoods of Medford, Massachusetts. The proposed light rail extension would travel in a northwesterly trajectory bisecting Somerville, running alongside Medford Street and Boston Avenue.

The line would use a railroad right-of-way that currently serves the Lowell Line MBTA Commuter Rail and also carries Amtrak's Downeaster and the projected restored Boston to Montreal service.[1] The line would be the first major MBTA transit construction undertaking since the relocation of the Orange Line to the Southwest Corridor in the 1980s.

Recent revisions of plans include a spur from the line, diverting to a location a few blocks south of Union Square via the MBTA Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail right-of-way.


Aside from a relocated Lechmere Station and the Union Square (Somerville) station, stations would include Brickbottom at Washington Street, Gilman Square at Medford Street, Lowell Street, Ball Square, Hillside (at College Ave. in Medford, on the edge of the Tufts University campus), and a terminus at Route 16 and Mystic Valley Parkway in Somerville (on the Mystic River). The stations would be at ground level.[2]


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