north station -lechmere green line

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north station -lechmere green line

Postby mpickle » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:29 am

Does anyone know when the new part of the green line from North station onward is slated to open?
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:34 am

Next summer, if the project stays on schedule.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:12 pm

they are working fast so they can get started on the new tunnel. im sure the T wants the green line ASAP
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Postby CRail » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:19 pm

Progress is moving smoothly a couple weeks ago i almost fell over when I saw causway st.
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:45 pm

The "new tunnel" has been finished for a long time. What still needs to be built is most of the incline from the tunnel portal to Science Park station.
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Postby MBTAFan » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:21 pm

Ron Newman wrote:The "new tunnel" has been finished for a long time. What still needs to be built is most of the incline from the tunnel portal to Science Park station.


In fact, the tunnel which goes under the Fleet Center (adjacent to the underground parking garage) was built at the time the Fleet Center was built - I believe it was part of the building design!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:37 pm

so it is going to take a year to just build an incline ramp?
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Postby efin98 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:18 pm

MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:so it is going to take a year to just build an incline ramp?


And incorporate the connection to the viaduct, which isn't as easy as it sounds with the Leverett Connector and heavily driven roads right below the connection. I am of the belief that the line will in fact be completed earlier than one year, only thing holding off the opening being a schedule change and the start of summer when ridership patterns shift.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:08 am

Once the new line is open, might I add; then things will improve for the better for the upper end of the Green Line, which I'll be sure to take a ride in it.
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Postby MickD » Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:28 pm

Will there be any kind of direct access from the new OL/GL platforms
to Fleet Center Commuter promenade at North Station.Is what's there
now the permanent C/R station??I'd hate to think so.What's there now isn't much better than what South Station was during pre-renovation years.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:57 pm

A Green/Orange Line headhouse is under construction on the north side of Causeway Street, but you'll still have to walk outside for a few feet to get to the FleetCenter and commuter rail lobby. A better connection has to wait until the former Boston Garden site is developed.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:14 pm

what is a headhouse?
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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:55 pm

It's Bostonian slang for station house.
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Postby fm535 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:05 am

If I recall, sometime in the past, someone posted that the rail past the viaduct was of smaller profile or something to that effect, and thus the Type 8's couldn't travel fully to Lechmere. Is there plans to upgrade the tracks thru to the station as well, to allow the T-8's to complete the run, with some foresight to the eventual extension past Lechmere, as well?
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Postby efin98 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:41 am

That's another great point, explains why a year is needed considering previous track projects on the Green Line...
And if the upgrade to the Lechmere-Science Park tracks doesn't occur there really should be an investigation into the MBTA- sounds damn near criminal to ignore an obviously needed project while you have the line free for months.
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