GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)

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Re: GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)

Postby Arlington » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 pm

demolition is supposed to conclude soon in Gilman square and a supposed to start soon in ball square are there any signs of that?
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Re: GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)

Postby ceo » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:33 am

They've well and thoroughly gutted the Homans building in Gilman Square and it's supposed to be demolished by year's end, if I recall correctly. The former garage and bowling alley in Ball Square are being remediated now (probably all kinds of horrible stuff from the garage) and are supposed to come down in January.
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Re: GLX Impact on NH Route (Lowell Line)

Postby Arlington » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:51 pm

Today (Sat Dec 15) the ROW between Tufts and Gilman had a lot of (what looked like) activity of laying & grooming ballast, as if there was another "drag to one side" movement of the CR tracks coming up.

The ballast is looking all fresh, new, and 4-tracks wide, such that they could drag the CR tracks to one side or the other. Anyone privy to what's actually coming up?
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