Route 16 (MBTA station)

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ROUTE 16
Route 16 station site, July 2015.JPG
Potential future site (in the clump of trees at left) of the Route 16 station, photographed in July 2015
Location Route 16
Somerville, Massachusetts[1]
Coordinates 42°25′0.85″N 71°7′39.11″W / 42.4169028°N 71.1275306°W / 42.4169028; -71.1275306Coordinates: 42°25′0.85″N 71°7′39.11″W / 42.4169028°N 71.1275306°W / 42.4169028; -71.1275306
Owned by MBTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform (Green Line)
Tracks 2 (Green Line)
2 (Lowell Line)
History
Opened Post-2020[2]
Services
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
toward Riverside
Green Line Terminus

Route 16 is a proposed station on the MBTA Green Line "D" Branch in Somerville, Massachusetts; it would be built as part of a future third phase of the Green Line Extension (GLX). Route 16 would consist of one island platform, which would serve the "D" Branch's two tracks. The station was dropped from the list of stations that will open in 2020, in favor of the "D" Branch terminating at College Avenue. The state successfully argued that this satisfied their legal commitment to mitigate the air pollution impact of the Big Dig by (among other projects) extending the Green Line to College Avenue station in Medford Hillside.

In 2011, the Boston MPO decided to allocate funding in the 2016-2020 time period for further extension of the Green Line from College Ave to Route 16.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STEP Green Line Extension Map: Route 16 station". Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of the Green Line Extension". Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Green Line Route 16 funding preserved!". Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2015.