The Green Line Extension is Finally Here – Join Us to Celebrate!

An MBTA Green Line train welcomes passengers at the Union Square platform

It’s finally real. After decades of advocacy, a lawsuit, endless planning, delays, a miraculous win of federal funding, more advocacy, an 11th hour save via a $50 million payment, bridge closures, travel disruptions, and several years of less-than-welcome construction impacts, the Green Line Extension is finally here. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne invites the community to celebrate this historic milestone at two events:

Go Green Line! Community Celebration
2-4 p.m. Community Celebration (rain or shine) Saturday, December 17, at Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave.). The indoor-outdoor celebration will feature a kid’s choo-choo train ride (outside, weather permitting), live music, indoor children’s activities, an oral history project, a food truck, hot cocoa, other refreshments, a speaking program, and more.

Opening Day Celebration at Ball Square Station
Rush hour celebration at Ball Square Station: Mayor Ballantyne, advocates, and City staff will greet T riders and all interested T fans at Ball Square Station from approximately 7-8 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the full Green Line Extension with a band and free opening day memorabilia.

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