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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:50 pm

Ah, that is good news. I wasn't able to see that from the train.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby MBTA3247 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:53 pm

I saw some crews working at the station today. I also noticed that track 2 (I think that's the right track number) has a patina of fresh rust on the tops of the rails, indicating it has been unused for several days at least.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 pm

Track 2 is out of service so construction can be done. Is construction still on schedule?
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:51 am

Number 1 track is now Amtrak's #7, which as of Friday, was out of service, and number 2 track is Amtrak's # 5 track.....COVE to CP 3
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:31 am

Are there plans to move track 7 closer to the pike retaining wall? The work crew looks to be removing all the ballast between the track and the retaining wall as well as from underneath the track.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Komarovsky wrote:Are there plans to move track 7 closer to the pike retaining wall? The work crew looks to be removing all the ballast between the track and the retaining wall as well as from underneath the track.


Between the track and jersey barriers their making a drainage ditch. I don't know what you mean about under the track though.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:18 pm

From what I can see from the train, it looks like they're removing the ballast from between the ties with a huge vacuum. Maybe the moving of the train is causing a depth perception illusion and it just looks like the ballast is being removed from between the ties.

Edit: Looked again today and there is definitely a stretch of rail that has had the ballast removed from below it.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:25 pm

More ballast has been removed from the track. No work seems to be taking place on the new platform though.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby 130MM » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:29 am

Track 1 is being moved closer to the Turnpike. The contractor is removing the ballast so as to not raise the track under the bridges when the track is thrown.

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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:27 pm

I figured they'd have to move a track. There wasn't enough room for a platform between Track 7 and the Pike, and the flyers on Beacon Street look to have an island and a side platform. I assume they'll have to move track 5 away from the Pike to make room for the island.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:38 am

If they have to move track 5, how will they do it without either closing yawkey or seriously disrupting the schedule?
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby 130MM » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:15 am

Komarovsky wrote:If they have to move track 5, how will they do it without either closing yawkey or seriously disrupting the schedule?


i believe the plan is move or build off of the mini-high to access Track 7 until Track 5 is returned to service.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:13 pm

A temporary wooden mini-high is also a possibility.

The developer originally wanted the station to close during construction, but the T wanted it open.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:38 pm

The EGE wrote:I figured they'd have to move a track. There wasn't enough room for a platform between Track 7 and the Pike, and the flyers on Beacon Street look to have an island and a side platform. I assume they'll have to move track 5 away from the Pike to make room for the island.


Well, if it works well here during construction then they have a viable plan for rebuilding the Newton stations for 2-track w/ADA. Centers would work far better if they have to rig up ramps or elevators to make the stairs accessible. Not to mention a little less terrifying distance away from zooming Pike traffic and all the mud and road salt it'll kick up in the winter. Outbound side platform at Yawkey would've been an icky proposition for the same reason.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby Komarovsky » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:42 am

Lots of work being done at Yawkey this morning. Track 7 is now relocated and back in service, and track 5 has been partially removed and partially paved over at the station to allow for boarding at track 7. Also they've extended the mini-high to track 7 as well.
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