MBTA Forum Meet Up - June 19th

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Would you like to do a MBTA Forum Meet Up?

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Postby CS » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:25 pm

efin98 wrote:That could be arranged ST214, how would arriving at North Station at around 5pm sound?

Here is a tentative itinerary that I have come up with so far, it hits quite a few different rail types and cars.
1. Meet at South Station for lunch at around Noon.
2. Leave South Station, arrive at Ashmont and transfer to the High Speed Line
3. Round trip on the HSL, riding through to Park Street
4. Take the B Line to BC
5. Ride back to Chestnut Hill Ave., walking over to Resevoir Station
6. Ride the D Line to Riverside
7. Ride D Line out to Lechemere
8. Ride back on the next available train, breaking up along the way if people choose to

I will be taking the Blue Line in, getting on at Wonderland. I will probably meet up with Jack Suslak there so if anybody coming from the North Shore wants to meet up ahead of time they can join us on the trip in.


So far this looks to be the intineary. Any additions, or changes?
Also anyone NOT going should make it known if they haven't already.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:19 am

I may join in also, providing that my MIAA State championship games are postponed. Should that happen, then I'll "crash the party" positively :-D, and bring the VIDEO camera for some real movie stunt........
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Postby jrc520 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:48 pm

Well, sad to say, I have work the day of the meet-up, from 12 to 6 pm. What time is the meet-up happening, so I can try to make it(and if it will still be going on when I get off of work, does someone want to volunteer to be a contact point so I may still join you guys?(I can make it to just about any point in the system from work within about 45 minutes(radar detectors are so nice ;-) )
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Postby Reddy Rocker » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:13 am

I'm afraid I won't be able to make it. I have to go Father's Day shopping that day.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:49 am

I think you all should apply for photo permits for that day- just to test the new system. It takes 6-7 days to get a permit.

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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:06 pm

Based on what I'm reading on "ne.transportation", it's quite likely that neither the Green Line elevated nor the Green Line subway will be operating to North Station on June 19. They may be bustituting for the whole weekend to do the cutover.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:41 am

Well that's fine, and already everyone is all set to go on Saturday regardless of the Green Line Situation. Also, I got to do my own ride on that portion on Sunday the 13th.
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:30 am

I just picked up an MBTA handout at North Station. There will definitely be neither elevated nor subway Green Line service at North Station this Saturday. The last elevated train will run at 7 pm Friday; the first subway train, at 7 am Monday.

If anyone wants to do a meetup tomorrow night around 6, and ride the last few elevated trains, let me know.
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Postby jrc520 » Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:00 pm

Count me in. I have work until 5, but I will try to get in as fast as I can. Where are people meeting? and, Should I bring my camera, despite the lack of photo permit?(I have an older one, 1 month expired, maybe I can bring that :-p)
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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:00 pm

By arbitrary choice on another bulletin board, the meeting point is Au Bon Pain on Portland Street at 5:30 pm tomorrow. The official address is "101 Merrimac Street" but it also has an entrance on Portland Street. Let's leave the restaurant as quickly as possible after 5:30 since we don't have a whole lot of time before service ends.
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Postby jack615 » Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:37 pm

Ron, What other board are you refering to? Is it Ne.Transportation? didnt see any mention of replies to your post? I am just curious to what else is out there.

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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:50 pm

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Postby jack615 » Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:23 pm

Thanks Ron, Those are cool sites, I will check them out more often.

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Last Day is Postponed

Postby AmeriKenArtist » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:51 pm

I just got word that the "last run" today is postponed for at least one week.
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Postby Ron Newman » Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:02 pm

OK then, the "last day" meet-up is also postponed by one week, to Friday, June 25, still at 5:30 pm, still at Au Bon Pain on Portland Street.

I'll swing by there this evening anyway in case anyone didn't get the message in time.

Presumably the Saturday meet-up will go on as scheduled.
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