MBTA’s long-awaited Green Line Extension in Medford now open

MEDFORD. Mass — The newest section of the Green Line is now moving through Somerville and Medford.

The first rain rolled out of Medford this morning before 5 a.m. and so far riders are giving a thumbs up.

The newest Green Line stations already seem to be finding their routines.

“It was very smooth. There weren’t any problems. I got there in a pretty good time,” said a rider.

A Tufts University student explained why the green line extension will give some of his day back.

“It’s one direct line for me to go there. Before I used to go Davis square and from there take the T and then go to Park Street,” said a rider.

Even people who don’t regularly take the T were coming out to kick the tires.

The five new stations are also bringing new activity to their neighborhoods. Several Ball Square breakfast businesses in Somerville told us they were slammed.

Taco Party is hoping the evening commute helps them.

“I imagine it will probably be a little bit busier at some point,” the manager said.

The MBTA said as of Monday afternoon that no significant issues were reported.

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