Closing the Green Line "El"

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Closing the Green Line "El"

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:12 pm

I want to ride and photograph the Green Line to Lechmere... I understand that sometime in mid-June, the line will be closed while they connect the Green Line to the new station? This means that the El will be removed, correct?

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Postby caduceus » Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:24 pm

Not entirely. The section of the El that rises up from Haymarket, turns and rides over Causeway Street, and then turns again and heads up to Science Park will be torn down. A new ramp is being built from behind the Fleet Center that will join up near Science Park will be connected, and the viaduct from Science Park to Lechmere will be retained.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:52 pm

Thank you, that is the info I was looking for. Is there a firm date when the El will be closed?

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Postby Diverging Route » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:31 am

Not only is it under contract, construction is WELL under way. The new portal is done... walk west from the Fleet Center to Martha Way, directly under the existing el.
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Postby jrc520 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:09 am

well, as for the closing, it is a few days before we hold the meet-up :-)
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:59 pm

Which is...?
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Postby efin98 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:06 pm

I think the closing would be between June 13th and June 18th, but I would not be surprised if it was held over until June 20 or the end of the Boston school year.

Best bet would be to go the week before, June 6th-12th.
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Postby octr202 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:31 am

The once posted, now gone press release from the MBTA states that shuttle service will begin on Saturday, June 19th, so Friday the 18th would be the last day of service to the old El station.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:08 pm

Thank you!

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Postby AmeriKenArtist » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:28 pm

Otto, go as soon as you can, while it is still casual. I've been taking pictures of the elevated and the ride to Lechmere whenever I go into town. I am guessing that when the last ride nears, there will be a lot of hype on television and in the newspapers. And that might bring out the crowds. Taking pictures now, will capture a more "natural" situation.
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Postby MBTA Railfan » Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:31 am

I will be there in May to shoot the EL, after getting my photo permit of course.

I screwed up on the Orange Line El (never got good pictures) when they took it down I will not do that again.

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Postby trigonalmayhem » Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:17 pm

Image

let's not ask how I got that shot :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:01 pm

nice shot :D
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Postby efin98 » Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:02 pm

trigonalmayhem wrote:let's not ask how I got that shot :wink:


Friendly neighborhood spiderman? :D nice shot, I take it it is from the old I93 South onramp?
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:26 am

Actually Ed, that shot was taken from the incline going upward from the left seat window of the train before it made the left turn into the North Station platform.

Best bet would be to go the week before, June 6th-12th.

Yeah I know, I might go there by then so that I can ride it for myself and even do my filming too......
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