Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement
Beginning in October, the Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement Project will commence with its first construction site in Brookline. The MBTA estimates that overnight work will begin in Newton on Sunday, November 11th. Unfortunately, this construction will undoubtedly be a disturbance to families living along the D line branch. I appreciate your patience during the months of necessary updates to the T in our neighborhoods.
The MBTA is delivering on its promise to “bring the Green Line track and signal systems into a state of good repair.” In order to replace about 6.5 miles of signal infrastructure and 25,000 feet of track, MBTA contractors will be working overnight on 100 feet of track at a time (from east to west) for the next two years. Special track work will take place on weekends. Bus shuttles will replace train service.
For all queries and comments related to Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement, please check out: https://www.mbta.com/projects/green-line-d-track-and-signal-replacement
Or contact: DBranchInfo@mbta.com
If the MBTA does not get back to you, please contact Constituent Services director, Amani Mansour, in my office: Amani.Mansour@mahouse.gov.
Newton Commuter Rail Stations
For 15 years, Representative Khan has been committed to providing a handicapped accessible commuter rail station in Newton. Working with former Congressman Barney Frank, the Newton legislative delegation and the MBTA, federal funds were made available for a redesign of Auburndale Station. MassDOT has also allocated $21.3M for the reconstruction of the station.
The handicapped accessibility project initially considered only the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station; however, an MBTA feasibility study revealed that reconstructing all three commuter rail stations, (Auburndale, West Newton and Newton) is imperative. This is a vital development for the handicapped, young families with infants needing strollers and senior citizens.
We look forward to having more conversations and meetings with community stakeholders, disability advocates, transit advocates, and elected officials, about the future commuter rail accessibility improvements in the City of Newton.
Representative Khan is passionate about rebuilding the Riverside Trails Network. The Representative is working with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and bike advocates including the Solomon Foundation on connecting bike and pedestrian trail infrastructure in Auburndale on both sides of the Charles River. MassDOT has committed to rebuilding the bridge across the Charles River at the Lasell Boathouse and we are considering options to open the tunnel underneath the commuter rail tracks, also in Auburndale. Updates will be forthcoming.