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.’’
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.
Rough first day for Assembly Station...flood and a broken-down train @ArborwayC: Congratulations! 1st disabled train 12:23AM end of day 1— bostonstreetcars.com (@streetcartracks) September 3, 2014
I don't get how in a city of 100 colleges & countless engineering depts, the T can construct a new #mbta platform that would flood on day 1— Joel Pettigrew (@therealjoelp) September 3, 2014