Second Ruggles CR platform

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Re: Second Ruggles CR platform

Postby Arlington » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Bumping this thread...its been 11 months since there was any action in this thread...has there been any progress in real life?

Back in June, there was an update given to the FMCB: Contract No. S31CN02 – Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project (PDF)

• Improve MBTA service and MBTA and Amtrak operational flexibility: Currently 30% of inbound commuter trains bypass
Ruggles Station requiring a transfer at Back Bay Station to the Orange Line to get back to Ruggles. By adding a new platform to
service Track 2, more MBTA Commuter Rail users will be able to directly access Ruggles Station.
• Improve station accessibility: Four existing elevators will be replaced and a new elevator will be added to improve station
accessibility.
• SGR: Address interior and exterior repairs and improvements to bring the facility up to a State of Good Repair.
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Re: Second Ruggles CR platform

Postby The EGE » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:40 am

Groundbreaking was in August. Construction should start by the end of the year and be complete in 2019.
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Re: Second Ruggles CR platform

Postby BandA » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:59 am

Four new elevators! What is wrong with the existing elevators? The existing elevators (and the station) are newer than the subway cars and some of the CR coaches...
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