New Orange line stop in Assembly Square proposed (near IKEA)

Posted by Michael DiMella on Thu, Aug 21, 2008

State and federal officials announced plans to build a new $40 Million T stop in Assembly square, as reported in today's Boston Metro. It will be part of the new "urban village" at Assembly Square that will include residential, retail (including a new IKEA), restaurants, and office space.  Completion is expected in 2013 for the T station portion (or 2022 in Boston years).

One of Boston's major downfalls, in my opinion is the inadequate public transportation system.  Obviously having one of the oldest subway systems in the country creates limitations on what can be done.  But steps foward like this, like the Northpoint/Kenmore stop (if it ever gets back on track), and like the Green Line extension through Union Square and into Medford are all BIG steps in the right direction.
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