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Readers: What does the Green Line Extension mean for you?

Are you excited about the new opportunities or worried about potential consequences?

What does the new Green Line Extension route from North Station to Union Square mean for you? David L Ryan/Globe Staff

The first phase of the new Green Line Extension is up and running.

As of Monday, trains now provide rapid transit to the new Union Square station after decades of planning — and will continue further into Somerville, and eventually Medford later this year.

“When both branches of GLX are open, 80% of Somerville’s population will be within walking distance of a rail station,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

The Green Line Extension project has not come without controversy, however, as many advocates sound the alarm on gentrification in the stations’ surrounding neighborhoods.

An MBTA equity analysis determined last year that the GLX will disproportionately benefit higher-income, white riders.

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Are you a Somerville resident worried about the impact that the new line will have on the area’s housing and rental market? Will new MBTA access mean more convenience and opportunity in and around Boston? Are you looking forward to exploring neighborhoods around Union Square and beyond?

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