North Station fully reopens

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North Station fully reopens

Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:30 pm

According to the MBTA web site as I read it at 12:55 pm, North Station has fully reopened for commuter rail service.

Anyone know what was the first revenue train to enter or leave the station today?

It did NOT have service yet at 11:45 am when I walked through it.

(Amtrak Downeaster service does not resume until Sunday.)
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Postby octr202 » Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:54 pm

I saw them moving in and out of the station aboiut 2:45 this afternoon. Looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is finally here, folks.

Anyone know the whereabouts of the NS and BNSF office cars at this point?
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:36 pm

When I visited the station slightly before noon, I asked about the business cars. The station people told me that all of those cars had left around midnight yesterday.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:32 pm

the BNSF cars were on 449 this afternoon
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:40 pm

what's 449?
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Postby ceo » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:49 pm

The Lake Shore Limited, I assume.
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:54 pm

Ahh, no wonder I couldn't find that train number on the Fitchburg line schedule...
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Postby SbooX » Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:59 pm

Actually, I took a train southbound through North Station at approximately 10:50 and they did stop, much to my relief. People got off there, but I honestly wasn't paying close enough attention to tell if anyone got on. May have been exit only for a while. The MP's did that to Haymarket on Thursday afternoon for a brief while. Any idea what was up with that?
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:10 pm

10:50 last night or 10:50 this morning?

The North Station Orange and Green Line stop has been operating as usual all day since the beginning of service.
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Postby SbooX » Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:12 pm

This morning. My mistake, I thought you were talking about the Orange Line. I'll be quiet now. :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:11 am

yea ceo, 449 is the Lake Shore Limited
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Postby BC Eagle » Sat Jul 31, 2004 7:17 pm

SbooX wrote:Actually, I took a train southbound through North Station at approximately 10:50 and they did stop, much to my relief. People got off there, but I honestly wasn't paying close enough attention to tell if anyone got on. May have been exit only for a while. The MP's did that to Haymarket on Thursday afternoon for a brief while. Any idea what was up with that?


On Thursday afternoon, the protests on Canal St. started to turn somewhat violent. One man was attempting to cut through security fencing with boltcutters. Another was arrested for attempting to set a fire with an accelerant. Representations of Bush and Kerry were burned in effigy on Canal St. Extra riot police were deployed. As a result, the news was reporting that Green Line service to Haymarket was suspended, and that the Green Line would temporarily terminate at Government Center.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:19 am

Yeah and not to mention there were teenagers (youths) who waved obscene gesturtes at the National Guard Troops who were monitoring the crowds from the aboveground Causeway Street EL Trackage.

Believe it or not a whooping 0006 arrests were made, no huge number of arrests........
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Postby Ken W2KB » Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:45 am

That's probably fewer arrests than would have been made during the period had there not been a convention. :wink:
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Postby SbooX » Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:17 pm

BC Eagle wrote:On Thursday afternoon, the protests on Canal St. started to turn somewhat violent. One man was attempting to cut through security fencing with boltcutters. Another was arrested for attempting to set a fire with an accelerant. Representations of Bush and Kerry were burned in effigy on Canal St. Extra riot police were deployed. As a result, the news was reporting that Green Line service to Haymarket was suspended, and that the Green Line would temporarily terminate at Government Center.


Figured that the paranoia had something to do with it. Considering how far away the protests were from Haymarket, I'm at something of a loss to understand why it had to be shut down.

And for the record, I was at the protests and once they took the riot police out, things were very calm and completely non-violent. Granted I got there after the problems, but from what the people who were there told me, the riot cops went in swinging clubs even though the protests were non-violent (burning effigies and prison breaks excluded of course). Of course, you wouldn't hear that on the nightly news though, would you?

In case anyone is interested here are my pictures from the DNC. Got some shots of MP's up on the old elevated tracks over Causeway St., which is probably the only thing that might save this post from being labeled as off-topic. (My appologies if it is deemed so.)

http://gallery85510.fotopic.net/
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