Thursday, September 11, 2014

Can the T make the Assembly Orange Line Station viable?

Photo: Our new $30 million dollar subway station

The new Assembly Square station, located between Wellington station (in Medford) and Sullivan Square station (in Charlestown), cost $29.2 million and is one of six new stations planned for Somerville in the next decade, the MBTA reports.

But as of September 11th the T has made no announcement about having any bus service to the new station.

However both the 90 - Davis Square - Wellington Station via Sullivan Square Station & Assembly Mall and 92 - Assembly Sq. Mall - Downtown via Sullivan Sq. Sta., Main St. & Haymarket Sta.service the adjacent mall. 

This would only take a minor adjustment on the 2 routes but the T doesn't change bus routes easily. For example the 99 - Boston Regional Medical Center- Wellington Station via Main St. & Malden Center Station  terminates at a hospital that CLOSED 15 years ago. 

The T could also easily extend the 86, 91 and CT1 to Assembly.

This is a no-brainer.