Developer seeks to make River Works station public

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Developer seeks to make River Works station public

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:25 pm

State Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash said ridership interest and other questions must be answered before Lynnway developer Charles Patsios’ proposal to expand the River Works commuter rail stop is approved.

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Swampscott resident Patsios considers the River Works stop to be a vital part of his plan to build a residential development on the 67-acre former General Electric gear plant. He said Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials have “been very receptive” during discussions to date on allowing residents in Patsios’ future development and other commuters to board trains at the GE stop.

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Re: Developer seeks to make River Works station public

Postby travelsoccerkid1 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:20 pm

My engineering firm is currently crunching the rideability numbers for the proposed development and the demand it would place on the current commuter rail service should River Works be expanded to a full station. There's a lot involved, including having to calculate the emissions tradeoff between a couple hundred cars on the road vs having multiple commuter rail engines stop and idle more frequently at the station.
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