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Copley station

Postby Ron Newman » Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:12 am

Why is one of the outbound entrances boaded up and blocked off? This is on the east side of Dartmouth Street.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:13 pm

Could they be repairing the stairway? Anything on the MBTA web-site?
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Postby efin98 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:42 pm

probably no need for it and keeps passengers funneled out of one exit to minimize snow removal costs for the contractor.
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:46 pm

The entrance had doors - there was no snow to remove.
What contractor?
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Postby efin98 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:49 pm

Ron Newman wrote:The entrance had doors - there was no snow to remove.
What contractor?


It's still winter so snow is still a factor. And the T contracts station services like snow removal and cleaning to a contractor... I don't know which one holds the contract now but there is a contractor.
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:15 pm

Ron Newman wrote:The entrance had doors - there was no snow to remove.
What contractor?


on, you said the entrance on the east side of Dartmouth, which would be the one by the old 7-11. That never had doors before. Did they put doors up during the past year or so? I remember there being only a roll-up grated type door for when the station was closed.
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Postby JoeSixpack » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:17 pm

I had seen a week ago, that the brickwork there looked like it had been hit by a vehicle of some sort. There was caution tape, and the railing was bent as well.
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The official word

Postby Ron Newman » Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:40 am

I "wrote to the top" and got this reply:

From: WMcClellan@mbta.com
Subject: Re: Copley Station outbound entrance
Date: March 15, 2005 6:46:06 AM EST

Dear Ron,

Thank you for your correspondence. The Dartmouth Street entrance sustained damage when a taxi cab lead the police on a chase and crashed into the entrance. We are scheduled to remodel Copley Station and are weighing our options of waiting until the remodeling begins or repairing the entrance now. This decision will be weighed on the amount of damage the entrance sustained.

Best regards

William McClellan
Supervisor
Green Line Transportation
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Re: The official word

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:43 pm

Ron Newman wrote:I "wrote to the top" and got this reply:



Ron:

WHere exaclty on the website can you "Write to the top"... Is it a fast reply?

Thanks
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Re: The official word

Postby iandavid » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:31 pm

GP40MC 1116 wrote:WHere exaclty on the website can you "Write to the top"... Is it a fast reply?


http://www.mbta.com/contact_us/write.asp

A police chase with a taxicab, eh? Sounds like something you'd see on SpikeTV.

I'm a little disappointed to hear that they may wait until they renovate the station, but I can't really blame them.

I can't wait to finally see some improvements made to Copley, and I'm sure there are thousands of commuters who are right there with me.
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Postby sjd0356 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:41 pm

The exit was open this morning around 1130am part of it was closed off but you could walk up the stairs
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Postby Ron Newman » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:48 pm

It appeared to be fully open and in use this afternoon.
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Postby efin98 » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:03 pm

was it the weather that caused the delay in the fixing of the problem there? the last week has been pretty clear and consistan weatherwise and favorable for construction...
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Postby savebowdoin » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:04 pm

The Copley headhouse is fully opened now, with a few plywood patches. They did a good job on this one, apparently patching up parts that came apart and covering up the worst of it. It survived fairly well; the sign is fully intact, and the real damage is to one side at the top, where a wood railing is in place, and the tiles on that whole side are all cracked and damaged. I was surprised that the taxi hit the inside wall, rather than the one adjacent to the street. Must have been quite a spectacular crash!
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