MBTA voted in July 2012 to lease the ROW to Medfield, Dover and Needham. Each town has started working on creating their rail trail. The trail alignment between the Needham Junction and Needham Heights MBTA stations has yet to be determined.
A 1.3 mile section in Needham was opened in 2016.
The one mile section in Newton opened in 2016 and is named the Newton Upper Falls Greenway.
10/16/2018: A DCR grant of $100,000 for the creation of the Medfield Rail Trail. The multi-use trail will follow the route of the unused Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail bed in Medfield, running approximately 1.3 miles north from Ice House Road to the Dover Town Line.