And Here’s the First Big Complaint About the New Orange Line Station

The new MBTA station at Assembly Row is, at this point, lacking in drainage.
The new MBTA station at Assembly Row is, at this point, lacking in drainage.
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Come on, you didn’t expect the honeymoon period for a new T station to last very long, did you?

The new Orange Line stop at Somerville’s Assembly Square debuted Tuesday morning, and took on its first complaints by evening after a summer storm and an apparent lack of a drainage plan left its platform underwater.

MBTA spokesperson Kelly Smith told Boston.com that drainage is still on the to-do list for the new station. “Assembly opened yesterday for service but is not completed,” Smith said. “Finishing work will continue as construction is fully completed and the issue will be addressed.”

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The above ground station was funded by state, federal, and private funds from Assembly developer Federal Realty Investment Trust. It’s the first new MBTA subway station since the ‘80s.

Here’s to many happy years.