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Postby CSX Conductor » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:37 am

Another reason you wont see the A line restored is that a few years ago the city of Newton spent a huge amount of $$$$ on widening Tremont Street,intsalling new water & sewerage beneath ground, and then repaving. :wink:
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Postby octr202 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:14 am

CSX Conductor wrote:Another reason you wont see the A line restored is that a few years ago the city of Newton spent a huge amount of $$$$ on widening Tremont Street,intsalling new water & sewerage beneath ground, and then repaving. :wink:


As well as the traffic quagmire that is Brighton Center, and what would no doubt be the fun of adding LRVs running against the flow of traffic in one direction to the Newton Corner rotary/Pike interchange (aka, the "Circle of Death"). I'd love to have trolleys to Watertown again, but they'd be better off spending the $$$ on some sort of private ROW transit to that area than trying to reuse the old A Line corridor.
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Postby Ron Newman » Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:57 am

Why didn't (or doesn't) the 57 bus use that nifty contraflow lane across the Pike? Surely it would take several minutes off the trip time.
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Postby octr202 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:08 pm

Ron Newman wrote:Why didn't (or doesn't) the 57 bus use that nifty contraflow lane across the Pike? Surely it would take several minutes off the trip time.


Contraflow lane? Where the trolleys used to run? That was removed long ago, I believe.
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Postby Ron Newman » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:11 pm

Yeah, that's the one I meant. Instead of removing it they should have continued using it as a bus shortcut.
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Postby octr202 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:22 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me...but the highway overlords grabbed that one as soon as they could I imagine.
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