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Orange Line Winter Resiliency Program

Postby Slushbucket » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:22 pm

I've seen some signs posted at Orange Line stations saying there will be evening bustitutions June 22-25 between Wellington and Oak Grove for a "winter resiliency improvement program." Does anyone here know what that entails, exactly?
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Re: Orange Line Winter Resiliency Program

Postby blackcap » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:17 pm

http://www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2015/governor-announces-mbta-winter-resiliency-plan.html

Pretty much everything in and along the right of way (third rail, switches, signaling and control equipment, and associated cabling, as well as the ROW fencing), and new de-icing equipment and other protective measures for the rolling stock, will be upgraded, repaired, or replaced, such that it doesn't all go to pot in the winter as it did this past winter.
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Re: Orange Line Winter Resiliency Program

Postby Slushbucket » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:43 pm

Thanks for the reply, and the link!
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Re: Orange Line Winter Resiliency Program

Postby Palmer5RR » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:38 pm

Article in Progressive Railroading today saying work starts today. "MBTA kicks off $12.7 million project to replace aging third rail, switch heaters" http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/MBTA-kicks-off-127-million-project-to-replace-aging-third-rail-switch-heaters--44841
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