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Quicker Link to South Station Could be in Newton's Future

The new line would link Riverside to Downtown Boston.

Vision for MBTA in 2024 map. Photo: MBTA.
Vision for MBTA in 2024 map. Photo: MBTA.
MBTA officials released a vision for rail services in 10 years time and it includes an express route from from Riverside to South Station.

Dubbed the Indigo Line, the line would follow the Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail line until Auburndale, before heading directly to Riverside Station, according to a map entitled "Vision for the MBTA in 2024." It was released as part of the MTBA's Capital Investment Plan.

Instead of taking the D Line from Riverside, riders could take diesel multiple unit train through Auburndale, West Newton, Newtonville, Allston and Brighton, the Back Bay and ending in South Station, according to a post on Village14.com.

Would you use this service, or would you rather see the MBTA invest in other transportation around Newton? Share in the comment section below.
Adam January 13, 2014 at 02:03 PM
That bostinno article seemed to have a flawed analysis. The route really has nothing at all to do with the 'B' line, and really isn't an express route at all as it would have the same number of stops (even a few more, with new stops in Allston) But it would be RAPID transit, possibly cheaper, too. This could have huge implications for development of Newton communities. There's a discussion on this at V14: http://village14.com/netwon-ma/2014/01/rapid-transit-for-newton-north
Charlie Breitrose (Editor) January 13, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Thanks for sharing the Village14.com link, Adam.
Bonny January 15, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Would use if as described.

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