North Station Service on the Green Line after June 20

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Postby Zaphod » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:17 pm

I took my ride yesterday. My daughter was already patiently putting up with my railfanning, so I didn't try to take a good luck at the track layout while I was passing through from Haymarket to North Station.
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Postby Ron Newman » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:54 am

Today's Boston Globe article on the Green Line relocation and yesterday's Last Ride.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:53 am

Now, that means that everyone will now have to drive 5 hours down to New York and ride their aboveground lines if they like, I may do it again there.
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Postby Ron Newman » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:06 am

We've still got Charles, and Beachmont, and the Red Line elevated near Fields Corner. Granted, that's not much...
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:17 am

Yeah, you're right, but what I mean is riding over automobile traffic on a street, and pedestrians on a sidewalk, and watching all of that from above.

Now, that's gotta be done in NYCT-land, although I've already been there, but I'll have to "revisit". Beachmot, its right over an intersection, and Fields corner is actually on a raised ground structure, not on a "freestanding" EL structure.
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Postby Ron Newman » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:19 am

Fields Corner station itself is not elevated, but the train does cross Dorchester Avenue on an overpass.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:40 pm

Yeah, you're right, I've also ridden on that route, but an overpass like that is.................nothing.

While Charles/MGH on the Boston Side is just nothing more than a mere 500 feet of actual EL trackage, nothing like the Green Line North Station or certainly NYCT's continous aboveground routes.
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