New Leominster station, opening date?

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New Leominster station, opening date?

Postby ST214 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:49 pm

They moved the old cover(New last summer) to the new station this week, as well as the LED board. Only thing remaining at old station is benches. New station looks mostly complete, so does anyone have a date????
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Postby sery2831 » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:44 am

The station is supposed to open Monday. There is supposed to be a dedication ceremony at 12:30p, but no info has been given to any train crews as of yet.
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:31 am

What is the purpose of relocating this station? Or will there now be two stations in Leominster?
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Postby ST214 » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:44 pm

Oooh, i am getting up early Monday. I want to watch them come thru the new station. THere was literally an army of workers working on the platform in addition to the paving crew putting down the final layer.
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Postby sery2831 » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:09 pm

The station looked done on my way home tonight, still nothing offical about stopping there!
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Postby ST214 » Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:24 pm

I got a offical date from MART. The opening date is now set for October 4th. Too bad i will be in Canada on that date, and will not be able to photograph the first train stopping there. Supposibly, there are some comm wiring problems. Looks like they also need to finish the high levels.
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Postby sery2831 » Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:40 pm

Took a spin by the station today to check it out! And it looks fairly complete, some minor details need to be addressed. But the one thing that was noticed that the station signs have an error! They misspelled Leominster!!!
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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:17 pm

Why did they not install high-level platforms on that new station?
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Postby sery2831 » Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:22 pm

I am sure it's not high level due to the fact it's on the frieght main. The mini-highs have foam edges and can be flipped up by the track dept for high wide movements. Also the intertrack fence is removable for this reason.
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Postby ST214 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:04 pm

Boy, doesn't that suck!!! Now, all the signs have to be replaced. I also see that they placed another sign at the old station, telling you which way Fitchburg is and which way Boston is.
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Postby sery2831 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:14 pm

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Postby N.Y. State Of Mind » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:47 pm

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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:19 pm

and the T spent all that money and couldn't spell the name of the station correct lol
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