How often and where are green line trains short turned?

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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby Gerry6309 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:24 pm

The All Time Short Turn List

Watertown
Oak Sq Loop
Brighton Center Crossover
Union Square Loop
Braves / Boston University Field (Double Ended Loop)
Blandford St.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill Av (Switch removed)
Washington St. (Double End cars since 1980s
Packards Corner (Tail Track [abandoned]) / Gaffney St. (Crossover [Double End cars since 1980s])
Braves / Boston University Field (Double Ended Loop)
Blandford St.
Park Street Loop
Government Center Loop [since 1963] (Present Terminal)
Canal Street Loop (Past Terminal)
Lechmere is Traditional Terminal

Cleveland Circle
Kenmore (Loop)
Park Street Loop
Government Center Loop [since 1963]
Canal Street Loop / Terminal / North Station Terminal (Present Terminal)
Lechmere is Traditional Terminal

Riverside
Cook Junction Loop (temporary)
Reservoir Loops (several)
Reservoir Terminal
Fenway Park (crossover since 1980s)
Kenmore (Loop)
Park Street Loop
Government Center Loop [since 1963] (Present Terminal)
Canal Street Loop / Terminal (Traditional Terminal)
Lechmere (Past Terminal)

Arborway
Heath St (Present Outer Terminal)
Francis Street / Brigham Circle (crossover)
Northeastern (crossover)
Mechanics / Prudential (crossover)
Park St. (Traditional Terminal)
Government Center (rarely)
Brattle Loop (emergencies)
North Station (Since ~2004 [Emergencies])
Lechmere (Present Terminal)

Egleston
Lenox St. (loop [Terminal 1955 to 1962])
Broadway & Tremont (shuttle 1962)
Boylston (shuttle 1962)
Park Street (Outer Loop)
Canal St. Loop (Traditional Terminal)

City Point
Dorchester Av. (Crossover [Inner Terminal 1953])
Park Street (Outer Loop)
Canal St. Loop (Traditional Terminal)

Sullivan via Main
Thompson Sq. (Loop)
Brattle Loop (Traditional Terminal)

Sullivan via Bunker Hill
Possible use of crossovers on Bunker Hill St.
Brattle Loop (Traditional Terminal)

Got more - Paul?
Gerry. STM/BSRA

The next stop is Washington. Change for Forest Hills Trains on the Winter St. Platform, and Everett Trains on the Summer St. Platform. This is an Ashmont train, change for Braintree at Columbia.
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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby typesix » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:09 pm

Boston College
Gaffney = Naples?

Cleveland Circle
Coolidge Corner
St. Marys

North Station Upper Terminal? (On elevated)
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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby jake1966 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:36 pm

Didn't the Dallas PCC cars run to Northeastern on the Arborway line in the late 60s early 70s? I remember they would layover on the middle track while a Park St. car would go out on the track on Huntington Avenue.
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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby highgreen215 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:05 pm

Yes, they did, but I think the dates may be a little earlier. They replaced the last few regularly operated Type 5s on the same run, one of which was 5734.
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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby Scott10690 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:06 pm

Cars laying over at Northeastern are there because they are disabled and officials want to keep them out of the way as opposed to tying up service. The crew boards the next inbound train and rides to Lechmere to presumably get another train.

Also C trains for North Station are, frequently enough, extended to Lechmere to cover service gaps on the E line.
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Re: How often and where are green line trains short turned?

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:34 pm

Scott10690 wrote:Also C trains for North Station are, frequently enough, extended to Lechmere to cover service gaps on the E line.

This actually happened on my train the other day. Also, sometimes during the PM rush I have been on E trains that get cut back to North Sta. or Gov't Ctr.
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