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The Red Line's Western Branch: Where It Was Supposed to End

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The clue in our latest Real Estate Jeopardy was: A major plan in the 1980s had the Red Line's western branch ending in this town rather than at Alewife.

The answer is: What is Lexington? Yes, indeed, a scheme to extend the Red Line through Arlington and into Lexington toward 128 got as far in the 1980s as discussions of massive federal funds for the project. Tip O'Neill of Cambridge, after all, was U.S. House speaker. Opposition from Arlington residents doomed the whole affair, though the tunnels into that town remain and are sometimes used for train storage.
· The Blue to Lynn and Other T Extensions That Never Happened [Curbed Boston]
· Our Real Estate Jeopardy archive [Curbed Boston]