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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:46 am

Komarovsky wrote: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.

I posted a short video of this on YouTube if you all are interested. It's kind of neat!

http://youtu.be/-AfcFWhTQJs
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby eastwind » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:21 am

CircusFreakGRITZ wrote:http://youtu.be/-AfcFWhTQJs

Link doesn't go anywhere.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:52 am

eastwind wrote:
CircusFreakGRITZ wrote:http://youtu.be/-AfcFWhTQJs

Link doesn't go anywhere.

Try this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AfcFWhTQJs

If that link still won't work, you can see it on my channel at http://YouTube.com/djruff617
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:41 pm

Just visited Yawkey around an hour ago. The #2 track is cut from Beacon Street to Brookline Avenue, and both the high and low platforms have been extended to the #1 track. Looks like a few pilings are in place.

My pictures from today. Larger versions are available, just follow the links.

Extended low platform:
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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... r_2012.JPG

Extended high level platform:
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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... r_2012.JPG

Platform construction area:
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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... r_2012.JPG

And a gratuitous shot of the LSL:
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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... Yawkey.JPG
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby dbperry » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:50 pm

here's what I found:

http://fenwaycenter.com/?page_id=183

and

http://www.ebcne.org/fileadmin/pres/Ros ... _Brief.pdf

Why not just one center platform serving both inbound and outbound tracks? Why the side platform on the parking lot side?
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:32 pm

dbperry wrote:here's what I found:

http://fenwaycenter.com/?page_id=183

and

http://www.ebcne.org/fileadmin/pres/Ros ... _Brief.pdf

Why not just one center platform serving both inbound and outbound tracks? Why the side platform on the parking lot side?


If you're going inbound or getting off inbound, you would HAVE to go up, over, and down. This way, you can just enter/exit right out to the parking lot (or rather, development, if that project is still on track).
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:41 pm

Took a look today. There's a few more pilings in place than a week ago, making the layout very clear. The island platform will go where the old #2 track was located, #2 will be over the old platform, and the new side platform will cut into the parking lot.

No indication yet of connections to Beacon Street or Brookline Avenue. I hope they do have nice stairs+elevators or ramps to both - so much better than entering through that dingy parking lot.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby jamesinclair » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:32 pm

So the track by the pike doesnt get moved at all?
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:52 pm

I would guess that the track by the pike (#1 track) is now in its final location.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:38 pm

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View from a few days ago. The pilings near the camera are for the island platform; the pilings in the right background are for the side platform.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:51 pm

Amazing how this starts after Assembly Sq Station and it's already further along....


I suppose it's easier to work with commuter rail than heavy rail, though.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:55 pm

It's a hell of a lot easier of a thing to build, I would suspect. That you can carry on trackside work during the day - no third rail, and fewer trains to watch out for - helps. As does being able to single-track.
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:56 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Amazing how this starts after Assembly Sq Station and it's already further along....


I suppose it's easier to work with commuter rail than heavy rail, though.

Everything just seems to "work better" on the commuter rail...
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby The EGE » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Just swung by, and it looks like all the pilings are in place. A bunch of concrete tubes have arrived - about a dozen each of 24" by 7' and 15" by 6'. They're too tall to support platforms; what are they for?
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Re: Fenway Center hits home run ( Yawkey Station )

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Have any pictures of the 'tubes'? If they're burying them pretty deep into the ground then they very well could be?
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